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All clear at LaGuardia Airport after American Airlines crew reports smoke in cabin, source says

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NEW YORK -- Smoke was reported inside the cabin of an American Airlines plane that landed Thursday morning at New York City's LaGuardia Airport.

Airport officials said the flight took off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport and landed safely around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

A source told CBS New York crew members reported smelling the smoke. Firefighters responded but did not find any sign of a fire.

Passengers were safely removed from the plane, which was then taken out of service. 

No injuries were reported.

Officials said the incident did not impact any other flights or airport operations.

On Wednesday night, another American Airlines plane that took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport had to make an emergency landing on its way to Spain because of a cracked windshield.

The flight landed safely at Boston's Logan Airport, where passengers were forced to spend the night. They were scheduled to board another plane to Madrid on Thursday afternoon. 

"We never want to disrupt our customers' travel plans and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused," American Airlines said in a statement to WBZ-TV.

"How does a multi-millionaire company with so many resources not foresee this?" passenger Nico Moreno told WBZ-TV. "The type of solution they give you is very minimal... You don't make up for the money I lose when I miss my job. You don't make up the time I lose for everything I have at home."

The airline said that aircraft was also taken out of service to be inspected.

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