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Flight From LaGuardia Diverted To Albany Due To Smoke Inside

Plane Had Been Headed To Montreal
LaGuardia Tower Dedicated (Photo: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

LaGuardia Tower Dedicated (Photo: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An American Eagle flight from LaGuardia Airport to Montreal was diverted to Albany on Tuesday after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin.

The plane made a safe emergency landing.

Flight 3364 was just north of Albany International Airport when the crew reported an odor and smoke, airport spokesman Doug Myers said. The plane, which had 36 passengers and three crew members, was cleared for the emergency landing at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The passengers and crew members were taken off the plane, and there were no injuries.

Airport fire and safety crews were trying to determine the cause of the smoke.

The airport spokesman initially said it was unclear how the travelers would resume their trip because American Eagle doesn’t serve Albany. But Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines, which is owned by AMR Corp., said it was sending another plane for the passengers.

“We are sending a replacement aircraft to pick up those passengers and continue them on to Montreal,” spokesman Mike Trevino said.

The new plane was scheduled to have the passengers in Montreal by sometime Tuesday night, he said.

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