Burning Smell Forces Emergency SJ Landing - NBC Bay Area

Burning Smell Forces Emergency SJ Landing

Southwest flight lands at San Jose airport after smell of burned electrical surfaces.



    FAA Investigates Burning Smell on SWA Flight

    The FAA is looking into what caused a burning smell on a Southwest flight that landed in San Jose today. (Published Tuesday, July 3, 2012)

    A Southwest pilot called for an emergency landing Tuesday morning in San Jose after the crew reported smelling fumes and smoke in the cockpit.

    Federation Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said flight 2433 landed safely at Norm Mineta San Jose International Airport about 10:30 a .m.

    Two passengers spoke with NBC Bay Area afterward and said they weren't aware of any problems until they landed. There were no announcements, and the two said they didn't see or smell any flames.

    The call for hlep came in at 10:21 a.m., and the fire department  positioned itself to meet the plane at its landing spot, a fire dispatcher  said. The flight had originated from Las Vegas.