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Dallas flight returns to TIA after smoke scare

An American Airlines flight to Dallas returned to Tampa International Airport shortly after takeoff Wednesday night because someone smelled smoke in the cabin.

Flight 871, with 135 passengers, left TIA at 7:15 p.m. At 7:20, the airport was alerted that the plane intended to return and land as a precaution. Firetrucks were standing by on the runway while the plane landed.

The plane landed without incident.

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