AP: Plane returns to Philly airport due to smoke smell

    Officials say a plane bound for Cleveland early Saturday returned to Philadelphia International Airport after a report of a smell of smoke onboard.

    Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica tells The Associated Press that a United Airlines flight bound for Cleveland reported a smell of smoke shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport just before 6:30 a.m.

    Lupica says the passengers were taken off the plane out of an abundance of caution. She says no smoke or fire was found on the plane.

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    She says the flight could continue on to Cleveland once the plane is cleared.

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