By Keith Laing - 04/26/11 06:43 PM EDT
An American Airlines flight en route to the nation's capitol was forced to land in Charleston, S.C., Monday night, airline officials confirmed to The Hill Tuesday.
The plane, American Flight 1012, was flying from Miami to Washington's Reagan National Airport when a flight attendant smelled "an electrical odor" coming from the airplane's bathroom, the airline said.
The flight attendant notified the pilot, who then was then procedurally required to land the plane "as quickly and safely as possible," the airline said.
"A mechanic was sent to Charleston to make repairs, but it was later determined the best course of action was to ferry another plane from Miami to Charleston to complete the journey," American said Tuesday. "That plane is due to arrive in Washington late this afternoon."
No passengers were injured in the incident.