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

NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Jennifer Elliott spent most of her life in the Rogue Valley.

After graduating from Brigham Young University–Idaho, she was excited to come home again. Jennifer began her career at NBC5 in 2011 as a production assistant.

Her loves include drawing, playing the organ, fishing and of course, her husband and young son.

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