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Air Canada flight lands in Sydney after smoke from galley

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Smoke coming from an oven on an Air Canada jetliner forced the aircraft to make a quick return to Sydney for an emergency landing, Australian media reported Thursday.

The Sydney Morning Herald said that the aircraft, with 264 passengers aboard, landed safely at Kingsford Smith airport at 12:16 p.m. local time Thursday. The plane had taken off from Sydney at 10:25 a.m. Four infants were among the passengers, according to the Herald.

The Herald cited Fire and Rescue New South Wales officials as calling the incident "minor" and saying emergency crews were not required. The Telegraph newspaper reported that a fire broke out in the galley area of Flight AC34, which dumped its fuel before landing.

The Boeing 777-233LR was bound to Vancouver and Toronto, the Telegraph said. Before making the emergency landing, the jet dumped fuel over Hornsby and Longreef in Australia, the Telegraph reported.

"There was some smoke seen in the cabin by the crew, actually it was coming from the oven," Jeannie Foster, Air Canada's general manager for Australia and New Zealand told Macquarie Radio. "It was just smoke coming from an oven, there were no injuries."

Air Canada's website listed the flight's status as "Delayed-Diverted."