Delta flight from New Orleans to Atlanta makes emergency landing in Birmingham

Shown is Delta Flight 2243 shortly after making an emergency landing in Birmingham during a flight from New Orleans to Atlanta, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (

Passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from New Orleans to Atlanta received quite the scare Tuesday afternoon when their plane was diverted to Birmingham due to a report of smoke in the cockpit.

Delta Flight 2234 was just east of Montgomery when pilots aborted the flight plan and turned north for an emergency landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The plane, a MD-90 carrying around 130 passengers, landed safely on Runway 6 shortly before 3 p.m.

Emergency crews inspected the plane and didn't find any smoke or other signs of fire on the aircraft.

No one was injured in the incident.