Emergency Landing Made in Buffalo By American Airlines Flight
An emergency landing was made in Buffalo on Sunday night by an American Airlines flight from New York City.
Officials say Flight 177 landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, reports AP.
The flight was en route from JFK International Airport to San Francisco when the pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit, prompting him to turn around and make the diversion.
While approaching Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the crew said the situation appeared under control and landed on runway 23 about 25 minutes later, The Aviation Herald reports.
All 173 passengers were escorted off the plane. No injuries were reported, AP reports.
A crew of mechanics immediately began inspecting the plane to pinpoint the problem, but no other details have been made available.
American Airlines is working to bring in another aircraft to send the passengers on their way to San Francisco, according to WGRZ-TV.
The replacement plane is believed to reach San Francisco with a delay of 18 hours, reports The Aviation Herald.
Just last week, another American Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after the crew reported the smell of smoke aboard the aircraft, AP reported.
The crew detected the smell of something burning and the Boeing 767-200 returned to the airport and landed without incident.