Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019
The airplane was going from San Francisco to New Orleans.
It had no other choice but to opt for a landing in Los Angeles when “strong odour was detected on board during the flight in the cabin” as per the official version of a spokesperson of the airlines who mentioned it to a leading news media platform.
The airplane finally made a landing at the Los Angeles airport around 12 p.m. local time as per the outlet and the 136 passengers on board had to be re-accommodated on other flights.
As per Alaska Airlines it was ‘being inspected by technicians to pinpoint the cause’.
The cause of the smell was not revealed.
A representative for Alaska Airlines was not available to elaborate on the outcome of the inspection.
The Alaska Airlines’ flight’s unscheduled stop follows news of a Spirit Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on July 26, after passengers detected an unusual odor that one likened to “dirty socks.”
A hazmat team was called in to inspect the plane, and several passengers were treated on the scene for symptoms including headache, nausea and difficulty breathing.