Frontier flight from Tulsa makes emergency landing in Albuquerque after unknown odor in cabin

Flight from Tulsa makes emergency landing
Flight from Tulsa makes emergency landing
Flight from Tulsa makes emergency landing
Flight from Tulsa makes emergency landing
Flight from Tulsa makes emergency landing
Posted at 5:24 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 09:05:17-04

Frontier Airlines flight 1839 was forced to make an emergency landing late Sunday night after flight attendants smelled an unknown odor in the cabin.

The flight left Tulsa International Airport at 9:34 Sunday night, and was halfway through the trip to San Diego when it was diverted to Albuquerque. It landed safely at the Albuquerque International Sunport at 10:44.

Frontier released the following statement to 2 Works for You:
"Flight 1839 operating from Tulsa to San Diego has landed safely and without issue in Albuquerque with 129 passengers and six crew. Safety is our number one priority and out of an abundance of caution, this flight diverted due to an unknown odor in the cabin."

Videos and photos from passengers show emergency crews meeting the plane when it arrived.

Jessica Anzai was on the flight and said the oxygen masks never dropped in the cabin, but she heard the pilots wearing them.

"The scary thing was when they made the announcement, they had their oxygen masks on covering their face and you could hear over the speaker phone, and that was a little scary," Anzai said.

Anzai said emergency crews boarded and checked out the plane, but passengers were told the source of the smell was not found.

Once off the plane, passengers were eventually allowed to return to collect their carry-on bags. That's when Anzai said she saw the flights attendants being checked out by medical personnel.

Passengers waited in long lines for several hours to find out when they would get home.

Frontier reportedly gave passengers a $200 flight voucher, put them in hotels overnight, and rescheduled them on a flight Monday morning.

The flight is part of a new route from Tulsa International Airport to San Diego.

Frontier began the non-stop route in April.

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