Miami-bound plane diverted to JIA

Published On: Apr 08 2014 09:20:00 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 11:50:00 AM EDT

American Airlines Flight 3551 headed from Norfolk, Va., to Miami was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport before 8 a.m. Tuesday after people on board reported smelling electrical fumes.

The Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft that seats 50 passengers took off from Norfolk at 6:15 a.m.  An alert went out and airport and Jacksonville-Fire Rescue responded as a precaution, but the plane landed safely in Jacksonville at 7:53 a.m.

According to, it was still on the ground in Jacksonville at 11:45 a.m. The airline says it was working to get the passengers to their final destination.


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