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AUSTIN Austin firefighters responded to Austin Bergstrom International Airport on Sunday night after reports of smoke aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.

Airport officials told KVUE Flight 4625 left ABIA at 9:18 p.m. and was on its way to Dallas when the pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit.

Flight data posted at Flightaware.com indicated the Boeing 737 climbed to 17,000 feet before dropping back to 1,800 feet within seven minutes as it turned to back to Austin, where it landed shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Landson said late Sunday no one was hurt, and that another plane was being readied to fly the 27 passengers on to Dallas.

Landson said the jet that returned to Austin was taken out of service pending an inspection.

WFAA.com contributed to this report

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