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Published on : Thursday, August 11, 2016
An American Airlines flight from Washington DC made an emergency landing at Albany Airport after smoke was found in the cabin. The flight landed at the airport on Wednesday morning around 9 am (local time).
The flight was carrying around 40 passengers and four cabin crew members en route to Albany from Washington DC.
Albany International Airport spokesperson Doug Myers told the media that the crew of American Eagle Flight 5446 notified Albany air traffic control that it was experiencing smoke in its cabin.
Airport emergency response teams and the fire department responded to the scene upon landing, and after a preliminary inspection, determined that the source of the smoke was a small light fixture in the back of the cabin. Although no fire was detected.
After calling the tower regarding the smoke, the flight landed two minutes later. The aircraft was stopped on the taxiway, where passengers evacuated the aircraft. The airport was closed for 20 minutes until the aircraft was removed from the taxiway.