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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Arkansas

American Airlines flight AA-1129 had to make an emergency landing in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 15th.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-82 plane was flying from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, to Indianapolis, Indiana, when a passenger’s e-cigarette overheated and started emitting smoke.

The crew diverted the plane to Little Rock where it landed safely.

All 137 people aboard remained unharmed.

E- Cigarette Prompts Southwest Jet Emergency Landing in Baltimore

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight 3654 had to make an emergency landing in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 10.

The decision for emergency landing was made after a smoke detector set off. The plane was en-route from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The Boeing 737 landed uneventfully and all 118 passengers and 5 crew members remained unhurt.

The airline said in a statement that the fire detector went off after a passenger used an e-cigarette in the lavatory.

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