Northwest commuter flight diverted to Grand Rapids
A commuter plane was diverted to Gerald R. Ford International Airport after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
Operated by Northwest Airlines subsidiary Pinnacle Aviation, the flight was headed for Cleveland when it landed Sunday around 6 p.m. in Grand Rapids.
"The 39 passengers were immediately transferred to another flight to continue on to Cleveland," the Associated Pressreported.
I'm not sure why this was on the front page of WCCO. Though it is a local story, I think it lacks newsworthiness. The passengers were fine. The plane had no serious mechanical issues. Maybe it's the immediacy of the event: I hope that I don't come across this article on the front page of another news company in the next 24 hours. Or maybe it's a slow news day.