CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Authorities say a Chicago-bound flight made an unscheduled stop in Buffalo after a water pump caught fire in a lavatory.
United Airlines Flight 769 had taken off from nearby Rochester shortly before the incident at about 8 a.m. Friday.
A Buffalo Niagara International Airport spokesman says a flight attendant quickly extinguished the small fire. But with smoke in the cabin, the pilots decided to land.
None of the 127 people on board was injured. Passengers were put on another plane and continued on to Chicago.