November 7th, 2010
01:47 AM ET

Cabin smoke, odor forces plane to land

An AirTran flight had to make an emergency landing Saturday because of smoke in the aircraft, officials said.

Flight 619 departed from New Orleans, Louisiana and was bound for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when the crew and passengers noticed an unusual odor and a small amount of smoke in the cabin, said AirTran spokesman Christopher White.

The Boeing 717 was diverted to Memphis, Tennessee, and landed safely, White said.

White said passengers are being reaccommodated and will continue on to Milwaukee.

The cause of the smoke and odor is not yet known.

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soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. da funkee 1

    Granpa cut one to cover up the weed smell.

    November 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mb092550

    Yet we still hear about people on the no fly list getting on our planes. Last Christmas we were nearly attacked.

    November 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Floria sigmundi

    That's eally scary one thing can lead to Boyer an your wiring is gone and you have no hydraulics control. I like AirTran great prices. I got a ticket from LAX-RDU with a stopover in ATL for $88

    November 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Floria sigmundi

    November 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mb092550

    Floria, which plane has the best safety record both domestically and Internationally?

    November 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. travatl

    It is just amazing to me that now after FOURTEEN years, everytime AirTran has a minor incident (like every other major airline on the planet does daily), people have to bring up the ValuJet crash (and yes geniuses – it's VALUJET – NO E). Move on for christ's sakes.

    November 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. phil

    It's a lot easier to make air travel safe than it is to make your drinking water safe. I wonder why the "terrorists" don't poison our unguarded domestic water supplies so we could blog on that for a while.

    November 7, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Patty

    God forgive me. Sarah Palin.......

    November 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. travis fisher

    Obamas.fault he sold the fire extinguisher to india so we had to land. valujet is walmart and airtran merged run for your lives.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. cesar

    Travis Fisher. So.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. pauly you think you can tell
    heaven from hell
    blue skies from rain

    November 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
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