LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) A Lima-bound jet with 247 passengers and crew aboard returned to LAX Sunday afternoon after the crew thought they smelled smoke.

The problem turned out to be a faulty food warmer, officials said.

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The 230 passengers were taken to an area hotel for the evening.

The flight — LAN Airlines flight 601 — left LAX at 2:05 headed for Lima, Peru. The Boeing 727 Dreamline returned to LAX and landed at 3:54 p.m.

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An airport spokesperson told CBS2/KCAL9 the passengers will be put on another flight Monday.


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