'Smoky odour' diverts Delta flight to St. John's

A plane flying from Dublin to New York made an unexpected landing in St. John's on Monday when a smoky odour was noticed on board.

Flight was en route to New York from Dublin

A flight from Dublin on its way to New York diverted to St. John's on Monday due to a smoky odour on board. (Peter Cowan/CBC)

A plane travelling from Dublin to New York made an unexpected landing in St. John's Monday after a "smoky odour was observed on board," according to a spokesperson for Delta Air Lines Inc.

The Boeing 767 with 244 passengers landed without incident. 

Another aircraft is being brought in and is scheduled to leave St. John's at 7:30 p.m.