An Alaska Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle was diverted to Kansas City International Airport Monday night after a burning smell and fumes were reported on the plane.
Alaska Airlines Flight 35 was midway through its flight when flight attendants noticed the odor coming from a bathroom. As a precaution, the flight was diverted to KCI so that the plane could be inspected, said Halley Knigge, a spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines.
The flight attendants were checked out by medical personnel, which is standard procedures when a strange odor is detected aboard a flight, Knigge said.
Passengers were provided hotel rooms and food. A replacement plane was on the way to take the passengers the rest of the way to Seattle. The flight, No. 9340, is scheduled to leave at noon.
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Alaska Airlines was apologetic for the inconvenience and said it would have the passengers on their way as soon as possible.