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Plane diverted to JFK after report of smoke in cockpit

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NEW YORK -

A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

According to officials, United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence was diverted Tuesday about 2 p.m.

About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal.

Officials say three people sustained minor ailments.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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