I was just talking with a friend who flew LGA
on a Delta MD
-88 a few days ago. He says that shortly after takeoff, a plume of smoke made it's way from the front of the cabin to the back - where he was sitting. After a few minutes, the captain came on and said it was from pollen and the smoke was nothing to worry about. The plane continued it's trip to MIA
. The plane was in ATL
the night before and the entire Atlanta area had record high pollen counts. My question is how would the pollen "burn" and where would the smoke enter the cabin? I've never heard of this before and was interested in how it happens.