Flight diverted in Florida because of coffee maker fumes

Posted at 1:21 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 13:21:10-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted to a Florida airport after fumes from a coffee maker were reported in the back of the aircraft.

According to a Pensacola News Journal report, airline spokesman Brian Parrish said Flight 1539 from Orlando, Florida, to Houston was diverted Tuesday morning to Pensacola International Airport.

Parrish said the smell of fumes reported in the back of the aircraft was determined to have come from a coffee maker in the cabin.

City of Pensacola spokesman Vernon Stewart said passengers and flight crew members were removed from the aircraft while the cabin was checked.

The flight continued to Houston after the aircraft was deemed safe.