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Denver flight makes emergency landing in Pueblo due to ‘burning smell’

PUEBLO, Colo. — An American Airlines flight carrying 110 passengers that left Denver International Airport bound for Dallas made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon, after a “burning smell” was reported in the cabin.

According to Pueblo Fire spokesperson Woody Percival, the plane was on the ground and safe as of 1 p.m. Shortly after that, emergency crews were working to unload the passengers from the aircraft, and towing the plane into the terminal area.

According to Flight Aware, the plane that ended up diverted to Pueblo was American Airlines flight number 880, and that the aircraft landed at 12:44 p.m. — just 28 minutes after taking off from DIA.

Percival did not have any specifics about the cause of the burning smell, which was reported to his office around 12:33 p.m. He had no injuries to report.

The passengers waited in Pueblo and then were put on buses and taken to the Colorado Springs airport to board another flight for Dallas.