LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A United Airlines 757 returned to Los Angeles International Airport after departing on Saturday possibly due to a mechanical issue.
City News Service reports that the Hawaii-bound flight landed safely about 11:40 a.m. after a report of smoke in the cockpit.
A spokesperson for LAX confirmed to CBS2 that Flight No. 1296 was outbound from LAX with 147 people on board.
One passenger told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz that he started seeing smoke about 30 minutes into the flight.