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Jet to Puerto Rico returns to NYC with galley odor

NEW YORK (AP) – An American Airlines flight bound for Puerto Rico has returned to New York’s Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff because of an electrical odor in the food galley.

Mechanics inspected Flight 487 on Tuesday morning, and it departed for San Juan a short time later.

Airline spokesman Ed Martelle says the Boeing 737 was airborne at 6:40 a.m. and returned to the New York City airport 22 minutes later.

He says the odor was detected in the galley located in front of the first-class cabin.

An inspection didn’t turn anything up, and the flight took off again at 8:26 a.m. It’s due in San Juan at 11:40 a.m.

The plane is carrying 148 passengers and five crew members.

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