American Eagle jet makes emergency landing in Greenville

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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 6 at 3:16 PM

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GREENVILLE — An American Eagle jet made an emergency landing at an airport in Greenville, Texas Wednesday night shortly after taking off from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

"Smoke in plane," tweeted passenger Tiffany Liou. "We are all fine."

Flight 3400 was on its way to Moline, Illinois when the cockpit crew decided to make an emergency landing at Majors Airport in Greenville.

The flight path outlined by the FlightAware website shows the Embraer ERJ-145 jet making a sharp U-turn about 20 miles east of Greenville and then come in for a landing.

It listed the time of the flight at just eight minutes.

Liou tweeted that the pilot and crew "did a great job keeping us calm and evacuating us." She said passengers had been taken to a nearby recreation center until they could continue their journey.

"All our stuff is still on the plane," she wrote.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the smoke is under investigation.

The airport in Greenville is about 58 miles east of D/FW.

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