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July 14th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

Jetliner diverts to tiny island, mechanical glitch blamed

(CNN) - A Guam-bound United Airlines flight that was forced to land on remote Midway Island after pilots detected an electrical odor experienced a mechanical problem, the carrier said Monday.

The Boeing 777 was carrying 335 passengers and 13 crew from Honolulu when it diverted to the Pacific atoll last Thursday, United spokeswoman Mary Clark said.

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