- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - An Insel Air flight en route to Miami was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday in the Dominican Republic when a warning light indicated a problem with one of the jet’s engines.

The MD-82 had taken off from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao with approximately 55 passengers when the pilots noted the engine warning and landed the flight at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, where emergency crews met the plane.

Airline maintenance officials determined it had been a false warning light and that there had been no engine problem, said Edward Heerenveen, a spokesman for Insel Air.

A replacement MD-82 was sent to the Dominican Republic to take the passengers on the rest of their journey to Miami and the first plane was taken out of service, which is required whenever there is a warning light, Heerenveen said.

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