A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight returned to Austin, Texas, minutes after takeoff Sunday because of a report of smoke in the cabin, the airline said.
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 reported.
According to Southwest Airlines, passengers boarded 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 remained under investigation.
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