Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017
As per the online flight records, the United Airlines flight 6266 had departed from Bush Intercontinental Airport located in Houston around 6.04 p.m. Thereafter it landed at Easterwood Airport at 6.43 p.m.
The plane was on its route towards Boise, Idaho prior to being diverted owing to a report of smoke in the fuselage of the aircraft.
Mesa Airlines had sent a statement to a news media agency on Thursday evening and it confirmed that it was operating the United Express flight 6266. The flight was then diverted to College Station on account of a mechanical issue, as stated by the airlines.
But one of the passengers named Troy Schrenk mentioned that he had never observed smoke inside the cabin but then he admitted to feeling ‘considerably warmer’ than normal.
Firefighters responded to the incident.
But they were incapable of locating the source of the smoke as per the College Station Fire Battalion Greg Rodgers.
Smoke detectors on the airplane were activated around the same time that flight attendants started noticing smoke, about 7 minutes after take off from IAH as per the statement of College Station Fire Department.
Firefighters said that nothing was found by crew members in cargo or cabin areas.
No injuries were reported and officials said that the plane was at full capacity.
All the passengers were safely unloaded and their baggage was retrieved. A new plane is expected to arrive around 9.10 p.m. and would be departing at 9.40 p.m.