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Smelly odor prompts flight crew to divert airliner to LA

4 months 4 days 7 hours ago Sunday, August 12 2018 Aug 12, 2018 August 12, 2018 8:00 PM August 12, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: ABC News
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Alaska Airlines flight that left San Francisco for New Orleans with 136 people aboard has been diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after the flight crew detected what the airline described as a "strong odor" in the cabin.
  
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the plane was diverted to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.
  
The newspaper says the plane landed safely and no emergency was declared.
  
Alaska Airlines says technicians were inspecting the plane in an effort to uncover what caused the smell.
  
Meanwhile, passengers were being rebooked on other flights.

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