Smoke in cockpit sends Philadelphia-bound flight back to NY

Published On: May 16, 2017 08:39 PM NPT By: Associated Press

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., May 16: Smoke in the cockpit forced an American Eagle flight to return to an airport on New York's Long Island.

Newsday ( ) reports that the flight was carrying 40 passengers to Philadelphia. No injuries were reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the twin-engine turboprop de Havilland DH8 landed safely at Long Island MacArthur Airport before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

It had departed about 40 minutes earlier.

The airline says a mechanical problem was fixed and the flight went on to Philadelphia later in the morning.

The FAA says it is investigating.

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