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United Express flight makes emergency landing in Grand Island

United Express Flight 5215 made an unscheduled stop in Grand Island. (KHGI/Sara Kirkley)

A flight from Omaha made an unscheduled landing in Grand Island this morning.

Airport officials tell NTV News the flight was operated by SkyWest Airlines.

According to a press release, SkyWest flight 5215 operating as United Express was on route from Omaha to San Francisco was diverted to Grand Island after receiving a mechanical indication. The flight carrying 59 passengers landed safely at 7:40 a.m. and were deplaned at the gate.

Mechanics are currently inspecting the plane and are working to help passengers resume their flight.

NTV News is following the story and will have updates as they are available.

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