Flight diverted to Denver due to smell in cockpit

4:35 PM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Less than twenty minutes after the pilot of American Airlines flight 1070 smelled smoke in the cockpit the plane had been diverted to Denver International Airport and had safely landed.

According to Heath Montgomery, a Public Information Officer for DIA, the pilot of the Boeing 757 reported the incident at 3:35 a.m. and the plane landed at 3:53 a.m.

According to live flight tracking information from FlightAware.com the flight left Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 11:58 PDT and was scheduled to land at Miami International Airport at 6:00 a.m. EDT.

American Airlines spokesperson Dori Alvarez said maintenance crews investigated where the smell was coming from. The plane was deemed safe and passengers will continued on to Miami.

Alvarez said passengers usually deplane while maintenance crews look over the aircraft.

American Airlines said 183 passengers were on board.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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