Malfunctioning Coffee Machine Forces Diversion of Trans-Atlantic Flight

The crew of the Lufthansa flight reported a "strong electrical smell."

— -- The crew of a Lufthansa flight headed from Washington, D.C., to Munich decided to turn around and land in Boston after a coffee machine malfunctioned and produced a "strong electrical smell," according to a spokesperson for the Germany-based airline.

Lufthansa Flight 415 was just under two hours into its flight out of Dulles International Airport and was flying over Nova Scotia when it diverted back to the United States, according to flight-tracking website, Flightaware.com.

Both the FAA and Lufthansa deny reports of smoke in the cabin or cockpit.

The 223 passengers on board the Airbus A330 landed safely in Boston at 2:06 a.m. local time, according to the airline and the FAA.

A Lufthansa spokesperson told ABC News that once on the ground, technicians inspected the aircraft and confirmed the source of the smell to be an overheated coffee machine in one of the galleys. He added that the machine could not be repaired on board.

The aircraft is scheduled to continue its flight at 5 p.m. local time.

No emergency was declared during the flight, officials told ABC News.

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