LAN Boeing 787. Courtesy photo
LAN Boeing 787. Courtesy photo

A jetliner that took from Los Angeles International Airport returned and landed safely after a faulty food warmer in the plane’s galley sent an odor and smoke into the cabin.

LAN Airlines flight 601 had departed LAX bound for Lima, Peru at 2:05 p.m. Sunday with 230 passengers and 17 crewmembers aboard and turned back toward the airport about an hour later, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed safely shortly before 4 p.m.

It was carrying about 16,000 pounds of fuel when it landed, according to fire department radio transmissions.

The Chile-based airline planned to put the passengers up in a hotel for the night and rebook them on a different flight on Monday, Castles said.

— City News Service

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