A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Monday morning after a trash can fire in the back alley of the aircraft.
According to a WKBW report, a level-2 alert was issued at the Buffalo airport around 8 am local time, following which an emergency team sprung into action.
The Boeing 737 landed safely at the airport. Images shared on Twitter by some passengers show at least two fire personnel handling the situation.
The Alaska Airlines' Flight 17 was heading to Seattle from Newark when the fire was reported. It is, however, still unclear how the fire broke out.
There were 184 passengers and five crew members on board. No injury was reported.
Alaska Airlines has announced that Flight 17 will be inspected and all the fire extinguishers will be replaced only after which the aircraft will resume the flight to Seattle.
— Cas (@Beals305) October 12, 2015