|Published:||Apr 24, 2013 7:35 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 24, 2013 1:45 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Airline passengers from Miami are finally on their way to Dallas after an emergency landing in Fort Myers this morning.
Officials said the pilot from American Airlines flight 675 reported a mechanical problem. Just after 7:00 a.m., 182 passengers touched down in an unexpected stop to RSW.
A spokesperson for the airline said people on board reported an electrical odor in the cabin.
Passengers coming off the plane say the smell was mainly in the back of the cabin.
"Nobody knew what to do inside the plane -- the crew. In the first class, we couldn't see anything wrong or smell anything. When we landed, we could see the fire department and policemen, but they didn't find anything," said passenger Daniel Monterio.
The airline scheduled a replacement plane, also from Miami, but some passengers booked another flight because the second plane is arriving too late.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was reported on the diverted flight, according to 2 passengers and a TSA worker. Aldrin, nor his representatives, have confirmed his presence on the plane.
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