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Dallas-bound Southwest jet returns after smoke detected

English.news.cn   2014-07-22 00:01:52

HOUSTON, July 21 (Xinhua) -- A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight returned to Austin, Texas, minutes after takeoff due to a report of smoke in the cabin, the airline said Monday.

Flight 4625 turned back to Austin Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday night when a pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit shortly after takeoff, the Southwest Airlines said in a statement.

The plane was on its way to Dallas. Five crew members and 27 passengers were on aboard at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported and all evacuated from the plane after it taxied back to the airport terminal.

The passengers boarded a new plane and arrived in Dallas about two hours behind schedule, according to the Dallas-based airline.

Authorities are investigating what caused the smoke aboard the plane.

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