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Flight to New York diverted to Nebraska

From Scott Thompson, CNN
  • The flight had 159 passengers and five crew members, spokeswoman says
  • The flight lands safely in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Air Travel

(CNN) -- A flight from Salt Lake City, Utah, to New York City was diverted to Nebraska overnight because of a "smoky odor" coming from the rear of the cabin, a Delta spokeswoman said Tuesday morning.

The flight landed safely in Omaha, Nebraska, and arrangements were being made to get all passengers on a new flight, said spokeswoman Leslie Parker.

There were 159 passengers and five crew members on the plane. Maintenance officials were trying to determine what caused the issue, Parker said.