Monday, December 10, 2012 , Updated 2:11 p.m., December 10, 2012
UPDATED: Actress Ashley Olsen’s plane grounded in DFW after “electrical odor”
There was no smoke in the cockpit, as previously reported.
DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Here’s further proof you can only believe half of what you read on TMZ.
A little while ago, the celebrity gossip site reported that American Airlines flight No. 2421, from Dallas/Fort Worth International to Los Angeles, was grounded at DFW “when smoke forced pilots to abort take-off.” The reason it made TMZ: Ashley Olsen was onboard. TMZ said “the cockpit filled with smoke, and the pilots quickly returned to the terminal.”
Which wasn’t quite the case, according to American Airlines.
According to American Airlines, there never was a fire. American spokesman Matt Miller said the flight “returned to the gate prior to departure because of an electrical odor in the cockpit. There was no engine fire. We swapped planes and the flight departed DFW at 1:24 p.m.”
Miller said the Boeing 767-300ER carried 211 passengers, compared to its capacity of 225 passengers. Miller, of course, won’t confirm the presence of the Full House star. But when her name came up in casual conversation, as it often does, he did say he’d “heard” she may have been somewhere in the vicinity.
Staff writer Terry Maxon contributed to this report.