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Plane from O’Hare makes emergency landing at DuPage County Airport

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — A plane operating under the regional branch of American Airlines has made an emergency landing at a suburban Chicago airport after reporting smoke in the cockpit.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday morning that it is investigating SkyWest Flight 2936, operated by American Eagle.

FAA officials say the flight departed Chicago O'Hare International Airport at 9 a.m. bound for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and landed 15 minutes later "without incident" about 25 miles west at DuPage Airport in West Chicago, Illinois.

The FAA is investigating what caused all that smoke. The airline says there was not a fire as was initially reported.

American Eagle is owned by American Airlines. American Airlines spokeswoman Marissa Snow said in a statement that the flight landed safely and passengers disembarked normally.

There were 54 people on board - 51 passengers and three crew members. Passengers WGN News spoke with praised the work of the flight attendant who was making her virgin flight.

 

Snow says mechanics will inspect the aircraft.

The West Chicago Fire Protection District says no injuries have been reported.

Passengers were taken by bus back to O’Hare.

 

The plane landed safely and everyone is off the plane. Officials are working to get passengers back to O'Hare.