Miami Schools Superintendent Says Flight Diverted Due To Smoke

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    Alberto Carvalho tweeted this photo after his plane experience.

    Miami-Dade County Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was on board a flight from Tallahassee to Miami Thursday that had to make an emergency landing.

    According to Carvalho, after the plane took off from Tallahassee, a loud explosion was heard and then there was smoke.

    Alberto Carvalho Emergency Landing

    [MI] Alberto Carvalho Emergency Landing
    A plane carrying Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho made an emergency landing Thursday night. (Published Thursday, April 24, 2014)

    Carvalho said the plane was American Airlines flight 3454. He also said the flight took off after a lengthy maintenance delay in Tallahassee.

    Congressman Mario Diaz Balart was also on the flight.

    The flight was diverted to Tampa and landed safely around 9:15 p.m. Thursday. Carvalho is expected to arrive in Miami early Friday.