Plane returns to O’Hare after smoked detected in cockpit

A plane returned to O’Hare Monday night after smoked was detected in the cockpit.

The smoke was detected not long after an ExpressJet on its way to Canada took off.

The plane turned back to O’Hare and one woman on board was taken to the hospital with shortness of breath.

ExpressJet said all 38 passengers deplaned safely and issued the following statement:

“ExpressJet flight 5828, operating as United Express from Chicago ORD to Ottawa, Canada, declared an emergency and returned to Chicago shortly after take-off due to smoke in the cabin and flight deck. All 38 passengers deplaned safely and are in the process of being re-accommodated. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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