• The Associated Press


An All Nippon Airways domestic flight scrubbed its takeoff Tuesday at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture after smoke poured into the cabin as the plane taxied toward the runway, officials said.

None of the 47 passengers and crew was injured in the incident, which took place shortly after 5 p.m. at the airport, according to ANA spokesman Atsushi Asano.

But one of the airport’s two runways was shut down for about 30 minutes as a precaution, said airport spokesman Hideto Uechi.

The pilot canceled the takeoff and parked the twin-turboprop Fokker 50 near the runway after smoke entered the cabin from the rear cargo bay, Asano said.

The plane, which was headed for Chubu airport in Aichi Prefecture, then returned to the terminal and the passengers got off the aircraft. Most continued on to their destination on another ANA flight.

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