San Francisco

2 Flights Return to SFO After Reports of Smoke, Sick Flight Attendant

Two flights returned back to San Francisco International Airport shortly after taking off Wednesday, an airport duty manager said.

United Airlines Flight 5064, operated by SkyWest Airlines, left SFO for Calgary, Canada, shortly before noon but returned back roughly 30 minutes later because of a report of a smoke smell in the cabin, duty manager Nancy Parker said.

The flight landed safely and taxied to a gate on its own power, Parker said.

An United Airlines flight that left San Francisco for Boston around 11:20 a.m. was diverted back to San Francisco International Airport Wednesday because of a medical emergency involving a flight attendant, the FAA said.

The Boeing 757-300 returned to the airport around 12:50 p.m..

The attendant was transported to a hospital but Parker did not know the person's condition.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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