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American Eagle jet makes Texas emergency landing


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GREENVILLE, Texas — An American Eagle jet flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Illinois made a safe emergency landing Wednesday night at a small North Texas airport amid reports of smoke in the cabin.

American Airlines spokeswoman Laura Masvidal says nobody was hurt on Flight 3400, which was bound for Moline, Ill, but diverted to Greenville Municipal Airport-Majors Field.

The plane landed in Greenville, 60 miles northeast of the Dallas airport, about an hour after takeoff.

Masvidal had no information Thursday on the source of smoke aboard the Embraer 145, which was carrying 45 passengers and three crew members.

The plane remained at the Greenville airport, where it will be checked by a maintenance crew. Greenville is not served by American.

Passengers were bused to the Dallas airport to catch other flights.

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