Smoke in the cockpit grounds BWI aircraft

The airport issued a precautionary alert.

A departing airplane stalled its takeoff Tuesday because of smoke in the cockpit, a spokesman for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport said.

Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said a precautionary alert was issued for Southwest Airlines Flight 3782, which was bound for Orlando, Fla., at 3:20 p.m.

The aircraft returned to the gate with its own power. There were no injuries.

Southwest officials said the airline will work with passengers to arrange another flight. 

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