Cargo plane makes emergency landing at Rochester airport

September 04, 2019 07:52 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Greater Rochester International Airport early Wednesday morning. 

According to airport firefighters, a call came in around 1 a.m. for smoke in the cockpit of a FedEx plane.

The crew onboard were evacuated on the runway.

The incident is considered an "Alert 2" by firefighters who were at the scene. "Alert 1" is minor, "Alert 3" is serious.

News10NBC has reached out to the airport firefighters' union for more details.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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