The plane, which was headed from San Francisco to New Orleans, was forced to divert to LAX when a “strong odor was detected onboard during the flight in the aft cabin,” a representative for Alaska Airlines told Fox News.
The plane landed safely at LAX around noon, and the 136 passengers were reaccommodated on other flights, according to The San Francisco Gate.
The airline also confirmed that the plane was “being inspected by technicians to pinpoint the cause.”
A representative for Alaska Airlines was not available to elaborate on the outcome of the inspection.
The Alaska Airlines’ flight’s unscheduled stop follows news of a Spirit Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on July 26, after passengers detected an unusual odor that one likened to “dirty socks.” A hazmat team was called in to inspect the plane, and several passengers were treated on the scene for symptoms including headache, nausea and difficulty breathing.