05/26/2013 19:50 EDT | Updated 07/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Plane makes emergency landing at YVR

An airplane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Vancouver airport Sunday afternoon.

The Air Canada flight was heading to Toronto with 153 people on board, airport officials say. It took off around noon on Sunday, but was forced to turn around a short time later after the pilot reportedly detected smoke.

The plane landed safely.

It is not yet known if there was a fire on board and what may have caused it.