Chicago-bound plane returns to Fla. airport

March 28, 2008 1:51:44 PM PDT
A Chicago-bound American Airlines jet had to turn around after takeoff and return to West Palm Beach, Florida. Passengers reported smelling smoke inside the cabin of the MD-80 aircraft right after it took off around 7:30 a.m. Friday.

The airline says the problem is not related to the inspections of wiring bundles that caused hundreds of MD-80 flight cancelations earlier this week.

Maintenance crews were checking the plane.

There were 145 people on board. No one was injured.

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