Miami to Chicago flight diverted to Jacksonville International Airport

Miami to Chicago flight diverted to Jacksonville International Airport

An American Airlines flight headed from Miami to Chicago had to be diverted to Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after reports of fire or smoke in the cockpit.

Jacksonville International Airport staff and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said the plane, American Airlines flight 1090, landed safely.

JIA said it is looking into the report of smoke or fire in the cockpit.

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American Airlines said in a statement that the issue stemmed from a passenger spilling soda on an electrical item:

The Boeing 737 landed safely, and taxied to the gate. A maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft.
We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience, and are working to get them to Chicago as soon as possible.

There were 149 passengers and six crew members on board.

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