A Southwest flight made an emergency landing in Florida after reports of a strange odor comes from the tea coffee maker
A Southwest Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing in Florida Tuesday after strange odors were reported in the cabin.
Flight 1539 was en route from Orlando to Houston when it was diverted to Pensacola International Airport after fumes were detected coming from the back of the plane.
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After landing safely, Southwest Airlines spokesman Brian Parrish said that the maintenance paid to the flight to determine the source of the smell, which was discovered to be coming from the coffee maker.
As soon as the aircraft is deemed safe, the flight continued on to its final destination.
“Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we appreciate the patience of our customers during the course of today is the distraction,” Parrish told Fox News in a statement.
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This is not the first time that an abnormal odor is the trouble caused in a plane. In October, six American Airlines crew members sought medical attention after the identification of a possible smell in the cabin of a plane at Boston’s Logan International Airport. The airline does not confirm what the cause of the smell, but the flight departed after an inspection.
The Associated Press contributed to this report