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Plane returns to Charleston airport after smoke detected in cabin

Source: William Busher Source: William Busher
Source: Garrett Krause Source: Garrett Krause
Source: Garrett Krause Source: Garrett Krause
Source: Garrett Krause Source: Garrett Krause
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

JetBlue officials say a plane returned to the Charleston International Airport after smoke was detected in the cabin Monday afternoon. 

JetBlue flight 1131 from Charleston to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. returned to the airport shortly after takeoff after the crew reported an odor and light smoke in the cabin, according to officials. 

"The aircraft landed shortly safely shortly before 2 p.m. and is being inspected," JetBlue officials said. 

According to Flightaware, Flight 1131 was in the air for about 17 minutes. 

Passengers reported that there were no apparent injuries. 

"My Boy Scout Troop 529 from Mt Pleasant were going to a high adventure camp, Sea Base," said William Busher, a passenger on the flight."We are remaining at the airport until we get more information as to how we will get to Florida. As far as I know everyone else from the flight is here as well."

Passengers reported that they were transported to another plane that has since departed. 

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