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MIAMI (WTVJ) -- Smoke in the cockpit of an American Eagle airplane headed toAtlanta caused the pilot to return to Miami International Airport early Tuesday, an airline official said.

The electrical smell in the cockpit began early Tuesday morning after the plane destined to Atlanta took off, AA spokesman Mike Trevino said.

Aboard were 42 passengers and three crew members.

The pilot decided to return to the airport and landed safely without incident at 7:45 a.m., Trevino said. None of the passengers or crew were reported injured.

Passengers were expected to reschedule their flight to Georgia Tuesday morning.