American Eagle flight to Lexington diverted after smoke found inside cockpit

Published: Jun. 26, 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT
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An American Eagle flight heading to Lexington was diverted Wednesday morning after a report of smoke inside the cockpit.

Flight 4890, which originated from Charlotte, had to divert to the Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, Tennessee. Pilots safely landed the plane just after 10 a.m.

American Airlines said the flight was diverted because of a mechanical issue.

The flight had 52 passengers and four crew members. The Tri-Cities Airport said the landing had no impact to airport operations.

American Airlines said it was rebooking everyone on other flights to Lexington.