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Emergency plane landing in Romania; all 51 safe

TIMISOARA, Romania (AP) - Officials say no one was injured when a plane carrying 51 people made a safe emergency landing in western Romania.

The Carpatair flight's front landing gear got stuck and the aircraft circled Timisoara International Airport for almost two hours to use up fuel and avoid a potential fire.

The Saab 2000 aircraft landed on a 200-yard bed of foam laid out by firefighters. At least 10 ambulances and three fire engines were waiting on the tarmac for the hobbled plane.

Timisoara's ambulance chief says no one was injured but people were "very scared and traumatized." He says they're being given medical care.

The Romanian Transportation Ministry has sent a team to Timisoara to investigate the incident.


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