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The Latest: Fumes prompt return of Spirit jet to Los Angeles

May 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Spirit Airlines flight that returned to Los Angeles due to fumes onboard (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

A Spirit Airlines jet has been taken out of service after returning to Los Angeles when fumes were detected in the cockpit and cabin.

Airline spokesman Derek Dombrowski says a maintenance team is inspecting the Airbus A321, which departed Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning on a flight to Denver but then turned back and landed safely.

Dombrowski says one passenger was taken to a hospital for evaluation and the others will be accommodated on other flights.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in its summary of the incident that the aircraft’s oxygen masks were deployed but the airline spokesman says the masks were not deployed.

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11:39 a.m.

Authorities say fumes in the cockpit and cabin of a Spirit Airlines jet flying from Los Angeles to Denver prompted the crew to bring the plane back to Los Angeles International Airport.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the aircraft’s oxygen masks dropped down for use by passengers as a precaution and that firefighters evaluated the passengers after the Airbus A321 landed. No injuries were reported.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says Flight 630 landed back at the airport at about 9:50 a.m. Friday.

The airline did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

The fire department says the cause of the fumes is under investigation.

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