updated 3/6/2007 10:41:07 AM ET 2007-03-06T15:41:07

An American Airlines flight heading to Honolulu returned to Los Angeles on Monday after the pilot reported smelling smoke.

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It wasn’t immediately known whether the smell came from the cockpit or the cabin, but no injuries were reported, said airline spokesman Tim Wagner.

“It was a precautionary diversion,” Wagner said.

Some time after the Boeing 757 departed from Los Angeles International Airport at 6:10 p.m., the pilot reported smelling smoke and requested an emergency landing, Wagner said.

The jet landed safely at about 7:50 p.m., and was undergoing inspection.

Wagner said he didn’t have immediate information on the number of passengers aboard the flight. He said some passengers were transferred to a 9 p.m. flight to Honolulu while the rest will board a Tuesday flight.

Last month, an American Airlines flight en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Newark, N.J., made an emergency landing because of smoke in the cabin, and four people were treated at a hospital.

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