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SMOKE IN COCKPIT FORCES EMERGENCY LANDING IN N.M.

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A commuter plane carrying 21 people made an emergency landing Friday after smoke billowed into the cockpit and a windshield cracked.

Crew members on the America West Express flight from Durango, Colo., to Phoenix reported smoke in the cockpit about 85 miles south of Farmington. Then, while diverting to Farmington airport, a windshield cracked."It cracked because of a short with the de-icing system," said Larry Risley, chairman and chief executive officer of Mesa Air Group. "That's what probably caused the smoke in the cockpit."

None of the 19 passengers or two crew members was hurt.