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UPDATE: SkyWest Airlines releases statement regarding Delta flight returning to Appleton

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TUESDAY 12/3/19 11:20 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — SkyWest Airlines Corporate Communications has released a statement regarding an airplane that returned to Appleton International Airport after reports of smoke in the lavatory.

SkyWest flight 3966, operating as Delta Connection from Appleton, Wisconsin to Minneapolis, returned to Appleton shortly after takeoff due to a smoky odor in the cabin. The flight landed safely without incident and we are working to help passengers resume their travels to Minneapolis as quickly as possible.

Officials say 65 passengers were on board at the time. Pat Tracey, marketing manager with the airport, says the call came in at around 7:00 a.m. He said the passengers were deplaned, and there was no word on any injuries. There’s no word yet on the cause of the smoke.

Delta flight returns to gate at Appleton International, reports of smoke in the lavatory

TUESDAY 12/3/19 7:54 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) A Delta flight scheduled for Minneapolis had to return to its gate Tuesday morning at Appleton International Airport, following reports of smoke in the lavatory.

Pat Tracey, marketing manager with the airport, says the call came in at around 7:00 a.m. He said the passengers were deplaned, and there was no word on any injuries. There’s no word yet on the cause of the smoke.

According to the airport’s website, a Delta flight schedule for a 6:15 a.m. departure time to Minneapolis, has been delayed to 8:45 a.m.

Local 5 will update this story with more information once it becomes available.

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