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Southwest flight diverted to RDU for smoke in cockpit

Posted January 12, 2011

— A Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday afternoon after crew members reported smoke in the cockpit, RDU spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said.

Flight 2771 was headed to Jackson, Miss.

Hamlin said no one was injured and the plane landed without incident. She did not confirm if there was any smoke found in the cockpit.


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  • HowManyOunces Jan 13, 2011

    We flew SW back in Oct. The seats were cheap, but the flight was lousy. We flew Jetblue home and it was awesome.

  • Caveman93 Jan 13, 2011

    Funny, I see this as a common occurance but we never ever hear what the cause for the smoke is. Ever.

  • tobywilliamson58 Jan 13, 2011

    Probably had just taken off from Rocky Mount??

  • Arapaloosa Jan 13, 2011

    LOL the pilot thought he could sneak a smoke?