Las Vegas Sun

July 16, 2019

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Plane diverted to Las Vegas, possibly with Kardashian in tow

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York City was diverted to Las Vegas this afternoon when the crew reported smelling smoke in the cockpit, according to McCarran International Airport.

Flight 256, an Airbus A321, reported the smell about 3 p.m. and landed safely at McCarran about 3:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said.

The Clark County Fire Department found no smoke or fire aboard the plane, which had about 90 people aboard, she said.

The plane made it to the gate under its own power, Crews said.

Reports circulated through social media that reality TV star Khloe Kardashian was on the plane. A tweet from Kardashian's Twitter account about 3:50 p.m. said she was en route to New York City today when her flight made an emergency landing in Las Vegas.

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