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American Airlines flight diverted due to 'electrical fumes' odor in cockpit

Key Points
  • An American Airlines flight traveling from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, is diverted to North Carolina after the pilots report the smell of electrical fumes in the cockpit.
  • The airline crew deploys oxygen masks and diverts to Wilmington International Airport. No delays are reported.
American air craft on Tarmac in Havana on June 27, 2016.
Justin Solomon | CNBC

An American Airlines flight traveling from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, was diverted to North Carolina on Tuesday after the pilots reported the smell of electrical fumes in the cockpit, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The crew deployed oxygen masks and landed the Airbus 321 jet at Wilmington International Airport.

"Our maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft," American said in a statement. "We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this has caused."