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Air Canada flight returns to Toronto due to odour of melting plastic on plane

The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

An Air Canada flight returned to Toronto Wednesday morning after what the airline said were “reports of an unusual odour of melting plastic” in the plane.

Air Canada told 680 NEWS that the odour was in the “rear galley of the plane.”

The Winnipeg-bound plane landed back at Pearson airport shortly after take-off.

“The flight was met by our Fire and Emergency Services as a precaution. It landed without incident and has taxied to the gate,” a spokesperson from Pearson said.

There were 124 passengers on board and they are all scheduled to depart on another plane early Wednesday afternoon.