Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A plane with 80 people heading to San Francisco circled back and landed safely at Los Angeles Sunday, because smoke was detected in the cabin shortly after the American Airlines flight took off.

No injuries were reported, and the cargo hold of the American Airlines jet was to be inspected by firefighters following its touchdown at LAX, at about 12:25 p.m.

American flight 6078 was met by firefighters on the northern-most runway, 7 Left, according to Los Angeles International Airport spokesman Frederick Badlissi. Planes were approaching LAX from over the ocean due to easterly winds Sunday.

It was not immediately clear if the flight was operated by American Airlines or by a smaller regional jet company under a joint ticketing and branding arrangement.

–City News Service

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