DENVER -- A mechanical issue caused an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to be diverted to Denver International Airport Sunday afternoon, a DIA spokesperson confirmed with Denver7.
American Airlines flight 569 took off from LAX at around 8:37 a.m. Pacific Time, and was on its way to the city of Toronto in Canada when a mechanical issue caused it to be diverted to DIA. The flight landed in Denver at 11:42 a.m., according to FlightAware.com.
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"American Airlines flight 569 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Toronto (YYZ), an Airbus 319 aircraft, diverted to Denver due to reports of an odor onboard, a statement from American Airlines reads. "The aircraft landed safely and taxied to the gate without further incident. Our maintenance personnel are investigating the cause of the odor at this time."
A passenger on the flight said crews told travelers everyone had to de-board the plane. "Smoke started around one of the center emergency exits," George Sully told Denver7.
There were 100 passengers and a crew of five onboard, an American Airlines spokesperson also said in the release.
Crews are working to get passengers onto the next flight as soon as possible.