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November 20, 2016

Report of smoke in plane at Philadelphia airport forces cancellation of flight

A flight was canceled at Philadelphia International Airport due to reports of smoke in the cabin of the airplane.

American Airlines Flight 5077 was scheduled to depart Sunday at 3:34 p.m. and destined for Cincinnati, but was canceled.

Passengers had completed the boarding process and the plane was backing away from the gate when someone reported smoke in the cabin, an airport spokesperson told CBS3.

The station reported that the Philadelphia Fire Department responded to inspect the plane, but nothing was found.

According to NBC10, 45 passengers were on the plane when the incident occurred.

No injuries were reported.