American jet makes emergency landing in San Juan

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WFAA

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 7:47 PM

An American Airlines jet made an emergency landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico Monday afternoon after an "electrical odor" was detected in the cockpit.

The Boeing 767 jet with 198 passengers and a crew of 13 was on a scheduled eight-hour journey from Miami to Sao Paulo, Brazil when the flight crew declared the emergency, the airline said in a statement.

The wide-body aircraft landed without incident at San Juan International Airport at 5:08 p.m. local time.

American said Flight 233 would remain in San Juan overnight for a maintenance check and would continue on to Sao Paulo at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The airline provided overnight accomodations for all passengers.

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