Plane with fire in cockpit lands at Buffalo airport

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — First responders were called to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Monday morning as a plane approached with a reported fire on board.

According to the website flightaware.com, Alaska Airlines flight 17 was supposed to travel to Seattle International airport from Newark, N.J., but landed instead in Buffalo at 8:07 a.m. EDT.

The fire was reportedly in the cockpit, but at last report the plane landed and the fire is out. It’s believed there were 181 people on the plane.

Dispatchers requested help from the Buffalo Fire Department, but those firefighters have been called away from the scene.

There are no indications of any injuries to any passengers or crew members.

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