Smoke in Cabin Detected Aboard Flight from MSP That Landed in Wisconsin

Smoke in Cabin Detected Aboard Flight from MSP That Landed in Wisconsin Photo: Appleton International Airport

February 19, 2018 01:18 PM

The Appleton International Airport in Wisconsin reported on its Twitter account that a passenger's carry-on suitcase on a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport began smoking Sunday night.

The airport said the plane - SkyWest flight 4671, which is operated as a Delta connection - had landed safely and all passengers on-board left using the airplane's stairs.

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A second tweet said the Greenville Fire Department and the airport's public safety department responded. The incident occurred around 8:45 p.m.

A spokesperson for SkyWest said there were no injuries, and the cause of the smoke had been attributed to a customer's electronic device, which the company said was packed according to Delta's on-board policy and federal regulations.

The smoky odor onboard was detected after the plane had landed.

"After a routine landing in Appleton, Wisconsin, SkyWest flight 4671 operating as Delta Connection from Minneapolis to Appleton, detected a smoky odor onboard," a statement from SkyWest read. "All passengers safely deplaned, where officials determined a customer's electronic device as the source. The device was packed according to Delta's onboard policy as well as federal regulations for traveling with batteries." 
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