LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines spokeswoman says smoke from a faulty cabin fan prompted a flight to return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shortly after takeoff Sunday.
Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger says the fan was changed after landing.
BWI spokeswoman Cheryl Stewart originally said the plane returned due to a cockpit fire, but later confirmed the smell of smoke from a cabin fan prompted the return of the plane, which landed without incident.
Southwest Flight 121 originally took off at 2:43 p.m. and returned to BWI at 2:50 p.m., the airport spokeswoman said.
Eichinger confirmed that the hour-long flight successfully took off at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Both spokeswomen said they did not know if the smoke was visible in the passenger cabin.