A regional jet traveling from Dayton to Chicago made an emergency landing Saturday morning at Fort Wayne International Airport because the pilot smelled smoke in the cockpit.
Just before 11 a.m., American flight 3989 declared an emergency and diverted to the local airport, taxied under its own power to Gate 8, where passengers deplaned as would passengers on any normal flight, said Craig Williams, an airport spokesman.
No one was injured and no one was transported from the scene. Airport public safety – police and fire crews – checked out the airplane and did not find a fire aboard, nor did they find reason for the smoke, Williams said.
The Fort Wayne police and fire departments were called and on standby, he said.
Passengers waited at Fort Wayne International for alternative flights to their destinations and a maintenance crew from American Airlines in Chicago was on the way to Fort Wayne to service the plane, Williams said.