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Flight diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport due to smoke in cockpit

Flight diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport due to smoke in cockpit
Posted at 3:59 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 04:01:20-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Southwest flight from Chicago to Providence was diverted to Buffalo overnight, due to reports of smoke in the cockpit.

According to flight tracking website FlightAware, Southwest Flight #1291 from Chicago Midway International Airport to T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, which departed at 9:46 Central Time Tuesday night, was diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 12:04 AM, Wednesday.

BNIA Fire Department tells 7 Eyewitness News this was the result of smoke reported in the cockpit of the plane, resulting in a safe emergency landing in Buffalo.

It is unclear how many people were on board the flight.

The same Boeing 737 plane left Buffalo just before 2 Wendnesday morning, and arrived in Providence around 3 AM.