Jet Diverted to Logan Because of Electrical Odor

October 21, 2011

A flight bound for Switzerland was diverted to Logan Airport last night after flight attendants apparently detected an electrical odor inside the aircraft.

Logan spokesperson Phil Orlandella said Flight 210 a Boeing 767 from Philadelphia to Zurich with 182 passengers and 9 crew aboard.

There was an apparent problem in the flight’s aft galley – a malfunctioning coffee maker which caused a powerful electrical smell that made four members of the flight crew feel ill.

The aircraft landed at Logan at 7:44 p.m. on runway 22L and then taxied to gate 21, Terminal B, under its own power.

Medical teams boarded the aircraft ro examine the four flight attendants who claimed to be ill. They were transported to the Massachusetts General Hospital for further examination and later released.

US Airways ferried into Logan other aircraft and flight crew and the flight ultimately departed Logan at 2:00 a.m. early Friday.