updated 10/22/2007 1:56:54 PM ET 2007-10-22T17:56:54

A plane carrying 26 people on its way from Canada to Detroit made an emergency landing Sunday after the crew saw a smoke indicator in the cockpit, officials said.

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The Mesaba flight, carrying 23 passengers and three crew members, was heading from London, Ontario to Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus when it landed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, officials said.

The plane landed safely shortly before 12:30 p.m. at Selfridge, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit in Macomb County's Harrison Township, the base said in a statement.

The crew didn't smell or see evidence of smoke, and the plane was being inspected, said Jim Herlihy, a spokesman for Mesaba parent Northwest Airlines Corp.

Since the flight originated in Canada, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials were called to screen the passengers and crew.

Northwest planned to take those on the plane to the Detroit airport by bus, Herlihy said.

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