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LAX to Honolulu Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Takeoff

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American Airlines Flight 81 made an emergency landing at LAX around 9:30 this morning, temporarily shutting down the airport as passengers exited on the runway via the plane's emergency chutes. The pilot of the Honolulu-bound 757 reported smoke in the cockpit shortly after liftoff. The plane circled around the airport and landed soon after on runway 7-Left. LAFD assisted passengers down two emergency chutes. No injuries were reported. No fire was found and the cause of the smoke was unknown, according to the LAFD's Brian Humphrey. Click here to watch video via or listen via KNX1070.