The Skywest Airlines flight, operating a 50-seat Delta Connection plane, landed safely at St. Cloud Regional Airport after a smoky smell was detected in the cabin, prompting oxygen masks to be deployed, according to KSTP.
Here's what happened, according to a statement from Skywest sent to BMTN:
"SkyWest flight 3661, operating as Delta Connection from Minneapolis to Minot, North Dakota, diverted to St. Cloud, Minnesota, due to a smoky odor in the cabin. The flight landed safely without incident and we sent another flight to St. Cloud to help passengers resume their travels to Minot."
More details from a statement provided to WJON by St. Cloud airport officials:
"Had an indication of some kind of an electric fire or smoke. They made a safe landing here in St. Cloud, they deboarded, we got them into the terminal building. They found out that there wasn't, or didn't appear to be, any emergency."
The passengers were were delayed about an hour before a new plane completed the trip to Minot.