Plane Returns to MFR Due to Smoke

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Mon, July 8 2013 at 8:41 AM, Updated: Mon, July 8 2013 at 4:54 PM

Plane Returns to MFR Due to Smoke

Just before 6:30 Monday morning, officials were called to the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, following a a report of a plane with smoke inside the aircraft.

Airport officials say the plane had taken off, when the smoke was discovered inside. Reports say the plane landed less than five minutes later, and all passengers and crew were safely evacuated. There are no injuries to report, however there are flight delays.

Right now, it's not clear where the smoke came from, and what part of the plane it affected. That investigation is ongoing.

Officials want to remind fliers to check in with their air carrier for updated flight information.

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Jennifer Elliott anchors the primetime newscast FOX26 First News at Ten on NBC5’s partner station, KMVU/FOX26. She also reports for NBC5 News.

Jennifer began her career at NBC5 News in 2011 as a production assistant. Raised in Southern Oregon, she studied voice and piano while attending South Medford High School.

After graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho, she returned home and added organ playing to her music repertoire. In addition to her musical talents, Jennifer is an award winning artist.

She has also co-hosted Southern Oregon’s Got Talent, the area’s premiere talent show. Jennifer is married and the mother of two young sons who keep her busy and very happy.

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