Delta Flight from NYC Makes Emergency Landing in St. Louis

A Delta Airlines flight from New York has made a safe emergency landing in St. Louis after the crew reported a smoky odor in the cockpit.

Delta spokesman Kent Landers says Flight 721 was en route from Kennedy Airport to San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon when the crew noticed the odor.

Landers says the Boeing 757 was diverted to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as a precaution and landed safely shortly before 5 p.m. The 165 passengers and six crew members got off without incident.

Delta was sending another plane to St. Louis to fly the passengers on to San Francisco Tuesday night.

Landers says mechanics will evaluate the plane before a decision is made on returning it to service.

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