updated 3/8/2010 9:36:39 AM ET 2010-03-08T14:36:39

Officials say a jet carrying 74 people made an emergency landing at the Aspen, Colo., airport after smoke entered the pilot's cabin.

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Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Alex Burchetta says SkyWest Airlines flight 5940 made a safe landing Sunday afternoon and there were no reports of injury among the 70 passengers and four crew members.

A spokeswoman for the St. George, Utah-based airline, Marissa Snow, tells the Glenwood Springs Post Independent that the emergency occurred shortly before 1 p.m. after the aircraft left Aspen en route to Denver.

Aspen airport aviation director Jim Elwood tells the paper that the smoke was caused by a faulty air conditioner.

Officials say the conditioner was repaired and the Canadair Regional Jet 700 continued its flight to Denver later in the afternoon.

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