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Smoke in cockpit forces flight to return to O'Hare

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

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 company United Express operated the plane.

The pilot of the regional jet requested to return to the airport after a smoke indicator light came on in the cockpit, FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said. It is unclear if there was actually any smoke.

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

All 44 passengers deplaned safely, Ryan said.

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

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