Plane reports cabin smoke, lands safely in Oregon

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A plane carrying 75 passengers from Southern Oregon to Salt Lake City reported smoke in the cabin a few minutes after takeoff and returned to the airport, where it landed safely.

The manager of the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Bern Case, said a couple of passengers on the Delta Air Lines flight operated by Sky West were affected temporarily by smoke before they got off the plane.He says Flight 4674 took off at about 6:15 a.m. Monday and was back at the airport within about 10 minutes.

Sky West spokeswoman Marissa Snow says mechanics were going over the CRJ 900 jet to determine the cause of the smoke, and passengers booked new flights.

Snow added that smoke in the cabin can sometimes be caused by air conditioner units.