Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Incident occurred December 16, 2015 at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport (KGSP), Greer, South Carolina

GREER, S.C. —A commercial regional jet landed at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport after a "declared emergency" Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

The crew of the regional jet reported an electrical smell in the cockpit, leading to the landing.

Emergency vehicles were called to GSP to prepare for the plane's arrival.

The plane landed safely just before 3:30 p.m.

Rosylin Weston, with GSP, said the jet was a Delta flight from Roanoke to Atlanta.

The emergency landing at GSP is categorized as a diversion, since that was not its destination.

"These are always nerve-racking," Weston said. "But the good news is we have a great team of first responders -- policemen, firemen -- who are trained to spring into action and they do. And fortunately today was good practice for them."

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A Delta airplane had to make an emergency landing at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

A spokeswoman from GSP Airport says the plane was en route from Roanoke Virginia to Atlanta.

The pilot declared an emergency after someone found smoke in the cabin.

First responders were on standby at the airport in case they were needed.

No one was injured and the plane landed safely.


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