Friday, April 13, 2018

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 757-200, N6704Z: Incident occurred April 12, 2018 near Hector International Airport (KFAR), Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

Delta Air Lines Inc: 

A Delta plane had to make an emergency landing in Fargo this evening after the pilot smelled smoke in the cockpit... and the crew decided not to take any chances with the nearly 200 people on-board.

The Boeing 757 was traveling from the Twin Cities to Anchorage, Alaska when the crew made the call to divert the plane to Fargo.

The plane landed at about 5pm. A replacement plane isn't expected until around 11pm this evening.

The airport is expected to be a busy place this evening, with seven more flights landing at the airport between 9:00 and 10:00 tonight.

FARGO, N.D. — A Delta Air Lines flight headed from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Anchorage, Alaska, made an emergency landing at Fargo’s Hector International Airport on Thursday after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

The flight departed Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 5:55 p.m. and was carrying 189 passengers, according to Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Fargo’s Municipal Airport Authority.

The Delta plane was flying over the Bismarck area when it was forced to turn around and fly to Fargo, Dobberstein said.

The plane was able to land safely at Hector at about 7:30 p.m., with firefighters greeting the plane when it touched down.

A flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul was to arrive in Fargo at 11 p.m. to pick up the stranded passengers and take them to their destination. Delta ordered pizza for the passengers during the wait.

Original article can be found here ➤

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