FedEx plane lands under alert due to smell of smoke in cockpit

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A FedEx plane landed under an alert after someone smelled smoke in the cockpit Friday night at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport.

A spokesperson for the county said the smell activated fire indicator sensors and an Alert II was declared.

Emergency crews responded as the plane touched down without issues just after 7 p.m. They found no fire.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot and co-pilot exited on their own but were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital as a precaution.

The spokesperson said there were no interruptions to commercial flights.