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Passenger jet lands safely after report of smoke in cockpit

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Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 3:53 PM EST
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An American Eagle flight bound for Washington, D.C., from Florida landed safely Monday after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

A statement from the FAA said the pilot of American Eagle flight 5082 from Tallahassee International Airport reported the smoke as the plane was on final approach to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Monday. The crew declared an emergency, and the CRJ-200 landed safely.

According to news outlets, American Airlines said in a statement that there were no injuries among the 48 passengers and three crew members.

The flight stopped on a taxiway, where passengers exited the aircraft by stairway, the FAA said. They were taken to the terminal by bus.

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