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Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017
A flight of United Airlines was compelled to make an emergency landing at Tallahassee International Airport on Tuesday afternoon following report claiming of an odour originating from the cockpit of the aircraft.
Initial reports mentioned that there had been smoke inside the plane’s cockpit.
However, Erin Benson, the spokeswoman of United Airlines said that flight 1239 had made an emergency landing after a maintenance issue had led to an odour inside the aircraft’s cockpit.
The plane was capable of making a perfectly safe landing.
It taxied at Tallahassee Airport (TLH) around 5.30 p.m. Nobody was hurt in the process, as per Benson’s account. United Airlines flight 737 was heading to Chicago O’ Hare International Airport from Miami.
It had been carrying 155 passengers and crew members on board, according to Chris Curry, the director of aviation at TLH.
The emergency landing had not caused any delays to other flights departing or arriving at the airport. United Airlines had been planning to make provision for an alternative flight from Houston to fly passengers to Chicago O’ Hare International Airport. The passengers on board the flight were requested to wait at the gate area of the airport while some waited outside close to the airport’s terminal.
One of the passengers said that he smelt something burning bright on the flight. He said that it seemed to be something electrical in nature.
That passenger said that the airline had advised them that another plane was coming in and that he as well as the other passengers would be spared the fees. Other waiting passengers said that they were yet to receive word from United Airlines about obtaining a refund from the airliner.