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Smoke is cockpit and cabin of United flight leads to emergency landing at Colorado airport

In this photo provided by Jeremy Kissinger passengers being evacuated from United Airlines Flight 447 gather at the Grand Junction Regional Airport on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Grand Junction, Colo. The flight from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction after a number of passengers reported feeling ill. (Jeremy Kissinger via AP)

In this photo provided by Jeremy Kissinger passengers being evacuated from United Airlines Flight 447 gather at the Grand Junction Regional Airport on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Grand Junction, Colo. The flight from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction after a number of passengers reported feeling ill. (Jeremy Kissinger via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Grand Junction Regional Airport responders and city fire crews have evacuated a United Airbus that landed at the Colorado airport following reports of smoke in the cockpit and cabin.

Airport spokeswoman Amy Jordan said 159 passengers and crew were on board the flight from Denver that was bound for Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Shawn Montgomery said firefighters saw no smoke when they entered the plane, but one person was taken to the hospital for evaluation. He said the cause of the in-flight emergency is under investigation.

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Information from: KJCT-TV, http://www.kjct8.com/