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Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin
Southwest flight diverted to BWI for 'electrical smell' in cabin

A Southwest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Boston was diverted to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday morning after an "electrical smell" was detected in the cabin, the airline said. The captain of the plane, Flight 319, "declared an emergency" after detecting the smell and landed without incident at BWI, Southwest officials said. The plan taxied to the gate "under its own power," the airline said. Local emergency units had responded to the tarmac for a "precautionary alert" of an inbound plane under a declared emergency. The 113 passengers on board were taken to Boston on a separate flight and were expected to arrive about two hours...

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