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Smoke in cockpit forces plane to return to O’Hare

Updated: January 7, 2013 9:29AM

A plane bound for Florida returned to O’Hare International Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

A Mesa Air flight 3738 from Chicago to Jacksonville, Fla. returned shortly to the airport after takeoff, said Mary Ryan, a spokeswoman with United Airlines, whose United Express company operated the plane.

The flight landed at 6:46 a.m., said city Dept. of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said.

All 44 passengers disembarked safely, Ryan said.

No one was injured, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight said.

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