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QCA Bound Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Texas, KWQC Reporter Passenger

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Update: Control tower audio at bottom of story page.

Everyone is safe after an American Eagle jet that was headed for the Quad Cities made an emergency landing at a small North Texas airport.

The plane was flying from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Moline, Ill. when it was forced to land in Greenville after the pilot reported smoke in the cabin.

Tiffany Liou was on board the plane at the time of the incident.

She was headed to the Quad Cities to start her new job as a reporter on KWQC when the emergency took place.

Liou described the scene.

"Everyone's fine. We landed and we jumped out of the emergency exits."

"There was a lady with a cane and I was kind of worried but everyone helped each other out."

Liou says once everyone was off of the plane, firefighters boarded the plane with a fire extinguisher.

American Airlines spokeswoman Laura Masvidal told the Associated Press no one was injured.

The plane was diverted to Greenville Municipal Airport-Majors Field, about 60 miles northeast of DFW airport and touched down about an hour after takeoff.
 
Masvidal had no information Thursday as to the source of smoke aboard the plane.

She says 45 passengers and three crewmembers were on the flight.
 
The plane will remain at the Greenville airport until it can be checked by a maintenance crew.

We're told passengers waited at a rec center until busses took them back to Dallas overnight.

Our Texas affiliate, NBC5, acquired the control tower audio recorded by the website Broadcastify.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

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