Smoke smell sends NYC-bound jet back to Boston

(AP) - A New York-bound plane has returned safely toBoston's Logan International Airport after a pilot smelled smoke inthe cockpit minutes after takeoff.

Airport spokesman Matthew Brelis says Flight 1379 landed safelySaturday and returned to the gate under its own power.

Delta spokesman Carlos Santos says the airline was investigatingthe cause of the smoke smell Saturday. In the meantime, Santos saysthe plane's passengers were rebooked for an early afternoon flight.

Brelis said Flight 1379 took off for LaGuardia Airport in NewYork at about 10:45 a.m. carrying 34 people, including crew. Hesays a pilot turned back about eight minutes into the flight.

The Boston area was being hit by a moderate snowstorm as theplane landed Saturday morning.

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