SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A flight from San Diego to Phoenix was diverted due to reports of an unknown smell in the cabin on Sunday
Frontier Airlines Flight 1764 left San Diego International Airport at 6:50 am and should arrive in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 9:50 am. However, after the passengers reported a "smell that came through the plane and then gone," the flight was diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, according to Captain Jake Van Hook of the Phoenix Fire Department.
About an hour after the start from San Diego, the plane landed in Arizona without incident.
At the gate, Phoenix Fire scored 17 passengers on their request, Van Hook said. One person, a 62-year-old man, was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
The cause of the odor is being investigated by the airline, said Van Hook.
It is the second border flight in a week that has been forced to land due to an odor. Last Sunday, a flight from Tulsa to San Diego was diverted to Albuquerque after a chemical odor.
A Frontier Representative Provided the Accusation of the Incident News 8:
Frontier Airlines Flight 1764 from San Diego to Tulsa landed in Phoenix this morning after a member of our crew discovered a smell. Safety is Frontier's priority, and the decision to land in Phoenix was made with great caution. As usual, anyone who requests a medical review receives one. Arrangements will be made to allow passengers to continue their journey.