Saturday, April 29, 2017

Incident occurred April 29, 2017 at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), Lubbock County, Texas

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing Saturday evening in Lubbock after a report of fumes on the plane.

The United Airlines Boeing 737 landed safely about 8:45 p.m. at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, according to Lubbock Fire Rescue.

United flight 453 departed Atlanta and was destined for Denver, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford.

He said the pilot reported fumes in the cockpit, prompting the emergency landing.

No passengers or crew on board required medical attention, but the plane was completely evacuated by shortly after 9 p.m. Lubbock first responders were on scene.

Original article can be found here:

LUBBOCK, TX - An airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Lubbock after the pilot reported "fumes in the cockpit," according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said on Saturday, United Flight 453, flying from Atlanta to Denver diverted to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport "where it landed safely."

There were no initial reports of any injuries.

Emergency crews responded to the airport, and checked the plane for damage and leaks, as first-responders were heard escorting passengers off the plane.

It was not immediately clear what caused the "fumes" on the plane, or how much damage, if any, occurred.

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