The US Airways flight that was diverted to GSP Wednesday morning. (Jan. 30, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Airport officials said a plane was diverted, landing at an Upstate airport after smoke was reported inside the cabin Wednesday morning.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Spokesperson Rosylin Weston said a US Airways flight from Tallahassee, FL, headed to Charlotte reported smoke inside the cabin at 7:40 a.m. She said the smoke detector also went off inside the lavatory.
The plane decided to land at GSP and was on the ground by 7:50 a.m., Weston said. She said once on the ground, the smoke appeared to have dissipated and the plane was inspected.
All 23 people on board, including the crew, were deplaned safely, Weston said.
There is no word yet what caused the smoke and when passengers will take off from Charlotte.
Weston said this is something the airport plans and rehearses for and were thankful the plane was able to safely land Wednesday. She said GSP has full-force fire and police departments trained and ready in the case of any type of emergency landing or situation.
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