Southwest Jet Turns Back After Smoke Reported in Cabin

A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight returned to Austin minutes after takeoff Sunday due to a report of smoke in the cabin, an airline spokesperson confirmed.
By ABC NEWS

A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight returned to Austin minutes after takeoff Sunday due to a report of smoke in the cabin, an airline spokesperson confirmed.

Flight 4625 left Austin at 9:18 p.m. Central Time. The smoke was reported after takeoff – and the plane turned back, landing after 9:30 p.m., according to FlightAware.

Firefighters responded to Austin Bergstrom International Airport after the plane landed, ABC affiliate KVUE reports.

According to a Southwest Airlines spokesperson, passengers boarded onto a new plane and arrived in Dallas about two hours behind schedule.

The aircraft, a Boeing 737, was taken out of service for inspection. No one was injured, and the cause of the situation remains under investigation.
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