American Eagle flight makes emergency landing in Texas

March 6 Thu Mar 6, 2014 7:06am EST

March 6 (Reuters) - An American Eagle Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Greenville, Texas, on Wednesday night after the pilot of the Embraer 145 plane reported smoke in the cockpit, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Embraer jet, which had taken off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and was bound for Moline, Illinois, landed safely at Greenville's Majors Airport, and no injuries were reported among the 45 passengers and three crew members, the newspaper reported.

The flight was diverted to Greenville "out of an abundance of caution," American Eagle spokeswoman Laura Masvidal told the paper.

American Eagle is a unit of American Airlines Group. American Airlines was not immediately available for comment.

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