Burning Smell Diverts Ireland-Bound Plane to Boston

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A plane bound for Ireland that left Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has been diverted to Boston after a burning odor was detected.

Massachusetts Port Authority spokeswoman Lisa Langone tells the Boston Globe newspaper the Boeing 757 with 191 people on board landed without incident at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Boston Logan International Airport. No injuries were reported.

Langone says Continental Airlines Flight 24 was headed for Shannon, Ireland.

The cause of the odor remains under investigation.

On Friday, two Jet Blue planes flying into Boston were struck by lightning. One reported a smoke smell in the cockpit, but both planes landed without incident.

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