American Airlines Transcon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Madison After Reports of Smoke in the Cabin

By Kurt Stolz on 25 October 2021
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An American Airlines A321T at JFK

An American Airlines flight en route to Los Angeles from New York was forced to make an emergency landing after a report of smoke in the cabin.

American Airlines Flight 3 departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 12:19 p.m. local time.  The A321T – part of American’s special transcon subfleet – landed at 2:20 p.m. local time at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin, after three hours and 1 minute in the air.

“Just did an emergency landing in Madison, WI,” said one passenger on Twitter.  “Smoke in cabin / all safe and off plane.”

A spokesman for the airport confirmed the emergency landing.

All 190 passengers and crewmembers were reported safe, the airport said.

American Airlines said it would send a replacement aircraft for the stranded passengers so they could continue their journey to Los Angeles.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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