United flight diverted to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Airport firefighters examine a United Airline's jet shortly after it made an emergency landing on August 9, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Buffalo Airport firefighters examine a United Airline's jet shortly after it made an emergency landing on August 9, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A United Airlines flight bound for Montreal was diverted to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport after smoke was discovered in the flight deck according to the NFTA.

NFTA Spokesperson Helen Tederous tells Cheektowaga Chronicle the plane landed safely around 4:22 p.m. with 50 passengers and three crew members aboard.

Buffalo Airport firefighters surrounded the plane on the runway as soon as it landed.

The flight originated from Chicago O’Hare International Airport according to Flightaware.com.

Neighboring fire departments were on standby during the incident.

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