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AirTran flight makes emergency landing

By Rick Martin, CNN

(CNN) -- An AirTran flight made an emergency landing Saturday evening because of smoke in the aircraft, an airline spokesman said.

It departed from New Orleans, Louisiana, and was headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

AirTran Airways Flight 619 had 65 people onboard, Christopher White said in a statement.

Crew members observed a small amount of smoke in the aircraft, the statement said. The captain declared an emergency and diverted the flight to Memphis, Tennessee.

Passengers will continue on to Milwaukee on Sunday evening.