Kona-bound flight returns to LAX after reports of smoke in cockpit

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A United Airlines flight bound for Kona was forced to return to LAX due to reports of smoke in the cockpit and cabin Saturday morning.

According to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor, United Flight 1296 landed back in LAX without incident at 11:38 a.m. local time, about three hours after it took off.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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