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Smoke in the cockpit causes diversion of Minneapolis outbound flight

A Northwest Airlines flight traveling from Minneapolis to Cleveland was diverted to Grand Rapids, Mich., after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

The Associated Press is reporting the airplane, Flight 2125, landed at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport around 6 p.m. Sunday, and 39 passengers were safely transferred to another flight. Barton Dieters of the Grand Rapids Press is reporting the landing time at 6:30 p.m. Both reports said the passengers deplaned in normal fashion.

Airport spokesman told the Grand Rapids Press that “we have a number of diversions throughout the year.?

Officials say the airplane is being inspected to find the cause of the smoke.