LINTHICUM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The smell of smoke aboard a plane taking off for Atlanta prompted pilots to return to BWI.
Delta flight 1425 landed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport around 5 p.m. on Monday without incident.
Delta spokesman Eric Torbenson says the pilots did not declare an emergency after the smell of smoke was detected in the cabin, but they turned back as a precaution. The MD-80 aircraft was checked and Torbenson says it was expected to take the 149 passengers to their destination Monday evening.
An average of 61,347 passengers patronized BWI each day in 2011.
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