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‘Strong odor’ forces Alaska Airlines flight to divert to Los Angeles

The airline said that the aircraft was inspected to determine the cause of the smell.

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A smelly situation on board an Alaska Airlines flight forced the plane to an uncheduled landing on Sunday.

The plane was on its way from San Francisco to New Orleans, was forced to divert to LAX as a “strong odor was detected on board during the flight in the aft cabin,” a representative of Alaska Airlines told Fox News.

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The plane landed safely at LAX around noon, and the 136 passengers were reaccommodated on other flights, according to The San Francisco Gate.

The airline also confirmed that the device “will be inspected by technicians to pinpoint the cause.”

A representative of Alaska Airlines was not available to work on the outcome of the inspection.

Rescuers responded to the scene, although there are no hazardous substances on board.

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The Alaska Airlines flight, unscheduled stop follow the news of a Spirit Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on July 26, after passengers detected a unusual smell that one compared to “dirty socks.” A hazmat team was called in to inspect the plane, and some passengers were treated on the scene for symptoms such as headache, nausea, and difficulty breathing.

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Michelle Gant contributed to this report.

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