May 18, 2014 6:26 pm

Smell of burning bread crumbs forces American Airlines flight to turnaround

In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, an American Airlines jet takes off from Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport.

AP Photo/J. David Ake, File

BOSTON – The smell of burning bread crumbs has forced a Miami-bound American Airlines flight to return to Boston.

An airlines spokeswoman says Flight 1532 took off from Boston’s Logan International Airport at 6:36 a.m. Sunday, but passengers soon began smelling smoke.

The plane returned to Boston at 7:10 a.m., and the smell was found to be from bread crumbs burning in an oven. The oven was cleaned, and the flight took off again at 8:20 a.m.

The plane was carrying 150 passengers and five crew members.

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