United Airlines flight made Emergency Landing after Burning Smell
On Thursday, a flight of United Airlines was diverted to Southern California airport shortly after taking off from Los Angeles. According to reports, the landing was made on the smaller airport due to burning smell that was reported aboard the plane.
While confirming the safe landing, the American major airline headquartered in Chicago said that its United Flight 1181, which was heading towards Washington-Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia, had landed on the LA/Ontario International Airport. Mary Ryan, airline spokeswoman, said that the flight had landed safely with its more than 190 passengers and seven crew members.
According to Ryan, the Boeing 757 of United Airlines, which is the world's largest airline when measured by number of destinations served, had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport and had landed safely at Ontario, more than 100 kilometers to the northeast. She said that the plane was forced to land when burning smell was reported aboard the plane, and maintenance crew had examined the plane after that.
Ryan also said that at first, it was not clear whether the smell was reported in the cockpit or the passenger cabin. As per a report of City News Service in Los Angeles, a problem had arrived in the cockpit that further led to burning smell in the plane.
Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, national aviation authority of the United States, said that the crew of United Flight 1181 had declared emergency landing before diverting to Ontario. The plane had landed at about 9 am without any further incident, he added. Gregor further said that the agency does not have any further information about what had happened to the flight.
United Airlines stated that its maintenance team was investigating inside the plane to determine the cause of the burning smell.
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