CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- The NFTA says the Buffalo Niagara Airport's Fire and Rescue crews responded Wednesday to an alert at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
United Airlines regional jet has landed safely, AARF Units are investigating reports of smoke in the cockpit, situation is under control.— NFTA Transit Police (@tapd1404) August 9, 2017
NFTA spokeswoman Helen Tederous said there was a report of smoke in the flight deck of United Airlines regional jet flight #3698. The jet was en route from Chicago to Montreal when it was forced to make a landing at the Cheektowaga airport.
Tederous said plane landed safely at about 4:22 p.m. She added there were about 50 passengers on board and three crew members.
The plane was taxied to a gate under its own power after landing, NFTA Police said. AARF and Aviation Division Units are investigating the incident.
Transit Police said at about 4:40 p.m. the alert was terminated.