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JetBlue plane with smoke odor in cockpit lands safely at Buffalo airport

A JetBlue airliner headed from Chicago to Boston was diverted late Wednesday morning to Buffalo, where it made a safe landing with an odor of smoke in the cockpit.

The airliner, with 58 people aboard, landed safely at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 11:45 a.m., according to JetBlue officials and C. Douglas Hartmayer, a spokesman for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

“Our airport firefighters responded but nobody was hurt, and to my understanding, no one required hospital treatment,” Hartmayer said.

JetBlue Flight 1012 was “diverted to Buffalo out of an abundance of caution following an odor of smoke in the cockpit,” said Jared Mandel, a spokesman for the airline.

The aircraft is now being inspected, and arrangements have been made for passengers to take other flights to Boston, Mandel said early Wednesday afternoon.

The plane carried 54 passengers and four crew members, authorities said. The aircraft took off from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and was on its way to Logan Airport in Boston.