updated 3/3/2009 3:05:57 PM ET 2009-03-03T20:05:57

A U.S. Airways Express flight with a faulty landing gear light has landed safely after being diverted to New York's Kennedy Airport.

Flight 4042 from Norfolk, Va., landed around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The flight was operated by Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. and bound for LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Air Wisconsin spokeswoman Annette Daly says the crew thought the plane's landing gear had not extended because the light didn't go on. The pilot flew by an airport tower to confirm the gear was OK and the plane was cleared to land.

The plane was diverted to Kennedy because it has a longer runway. The flight had 39 passengers and three crew members.

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