San Fran to New York Flight Makes Emergency Layover

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    It wasn’t exactly the nonstop flight they signed up for.

    American Airlines Flight 24 from SFO to JFK made an emergency landing in Wyoming Monday, after the flight crew smelled a smoky odor in the cockpit.
    The New York bound flight was diverted to the Casper airport about two hours after take off, around 10;30 a.m.
    American Airlines spokesperson Tim Smith told a Wyoming newspaper, “When we get something we are not sure of we always play it conservatively.” 
    The airline says the cause of  the odor, which they described as a "smoky, electrical smell," was a defective computer display screen in the cockpit.
    Wyoming’s Casper airport does not carry American Airlines, but the Salvation Army was on hand to serve stranded passengers a hot meal.
    One passenger named Andrea tweeted, “made emergency landing in Casper, Wy., on AA flight 20. waiting to see if they can fix the smoke in the cockpit- hope so!!”
    Nearly three hours after the unexpected detour, passengers were able to re-board after mechanics gave the crew the all clear.
    The plane, which was carrying 192 passengers, resumed its trip to JFK without use of the defective screen.