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Knoxville (WVLT) - A Delta Airlines 767, still full of passengers, is sitting on the tarmac at McGhee Tyson Airport after making an emergency landing here just before 2:00 p.m.
Delta Flight 21 was en route from Paris to Atlanta when the crew smelled a smoky odor in the cabin.
As a precaution the jet was diverted here.
The 179 passengers are not allowed to deplane and enter the terminal because Mcghee-Tyson does not have a US Customs office.
But, Delta's got another jet on the way to Knoxville to pick up the passengers.
They should leave here about 5:45 p.m.
So far officials still haven't figured out what caused the smoky odor.
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