Los Angeles flight diverted to Wichita after crew members reported being lightheaded
According to a Dwight D. Eisenhower airport official, crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 2057 reported an odor in the cockpit that smelled like burnt plastic.
The flight was initially scheduled to take off from CLT in Charlotte, North Carolina around 9:20 a.m. and land at LAX in Los Angeles around noon.
Instead, the Airbus A321 landed at ICT in Wichita. Emergency crews from Sedgwick County were called in to assist once the plane landed.
The chief of fire and police for Eisenhower, Chief Roger Xanders, says the pilot on the flight never declared an emergency, but six crew members on board started feeling light headed an hour after smelling an odor.
According to Xanders, no passengers or crew members were injured. The crew was taken to first aid as a precaution.
Airport officials say no passengers were effected.
There is no damage to the plane.The arrivals and departures page for Wichita's airport says the plane is scheduled to resume its path around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Another crew will be brought in to fly due to the six crew members having headaches.
Officials say they do not know what caused the odor.