Raleigh-Newark Flight Diverted To Dulles Because Of Strange Odor

A flight from North Carolina to New Jersey made an unexpected landing at Dulles International Airport on Friday night because of a strange smell in the cockpit.

Continental Flight 3136 was on its way from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport when it had to make an unscheduled landing in Washington at about 10 p.m.

Continental spokeswoman Julie King said the crew noticed an unfamiliar smell, so they decided to land at Dulles.

King says it's unclear what caused the smell, but passengers are continuing on to Newark aboard another aircraft just in case. She says the plane involved was an Embraer 145 and the flight was operated by ExpressJet, one of Continental's regional partners.

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