Flight makes emergency landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airpot
July 20, 2011
Steamboat Springs — An American Eagle flight from Denver to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden on Tuesday because of a "very strong electrical odor in the cockpit."
Andrea Huguely, a spokeswoman for American Eagle, said Flight 3822 and its 36 passengers and three crew members landed safely at YVRA and that there were no further issues. The plane, an Embraer 140 that seats as many as 44 passengers, has been put out of service while the incident is investigated, Huguely said.
"Everything went pretty smoothly,” YVRA Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said. “It was a pretty uneventful landing."
Huguely said the passengers were transported by shuttle back to Denver on Tuesday night to be re-routed on another flight to Los Angeles International Airport.
Huguely said there was no immediate indication of a fire in the plane that might have led to the "electrical odor."
The flight departed Denver International Airport at 5:32 p.m. It was scheduled to land in L.A. at 7:31 p.m. MST.