American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Report of Smoke
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Tampa on Thursday after reports of a smoke smell in the cockpit. Flight 3454 from Tallahassee was on its way to Miami and had already been delayed for more than two hours, passengers said. Three crew members and 46 passengers were on board. All de-planed safely, according to Tampa International Airport spokeswoman Janet Zink.
Fire trucks and emergency medical services were already on scene upon landing. Passenger Ann Herberger told ABC News that while she did not smell smoke, her colleague on the plane did.
"The flight attendant was a little freaked out so that kind of freaked everybody else for about seven minutes on the flight," Herberger said. She added that she was a little shaken up by the incident. "I looked like I've had 15 hot flashes so I'm going to take a bath, and brush my teeth and go to bed and get on a 7 a.m. flight to Miami tomorrow."
The airlines is accommodating passengers with hotel rooms and meal vouchers, as well as re-booking their travels.
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