Plane with smoke in cockpit returns to LAX

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A United Airlines flight has arrived safely back at Los Angeles International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin during a flight to Hawaii.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says United Flight 1296 landed without incident at 11:38 a.m. Saturday, about three hours after it took off.

The Boeing 757 was headed for Kona International Airport with about 150 people on board when the smoke was reported.

Fire Department engines and ambulances sent to the airport as a precaution were released after the safe landing.

A representative from United’s corporate headquarters did not immediately respond to a request for information.

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