Odor of smoke diverts flight to Baltimore

August 18, 2013

An airliner bound from Boston to Baltimore-Washington Marshall International Airport diverted to Philadelphia on Sunday after smoke was detected in the cabin, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot of JetBlue Flight 827 elected to divert “in an abundance of caution” after the crew reported an odor of smoke, the airline said. The plane carried 95 passengers and four crew members, JetBlue said.

The plane, described by the FAA as an Embraer E-190 landed at 5:53 p.m. and all passengers and crew members evaculated safely without any reported injury, JetBlue said.

The FAA said it would investigate. The airline said the passengers would continue their trip on a later flight.

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