Flight evacuated at East Texas Regional Airport

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 5:56pm

Longview, TX — It was a scary landing for passengers on American Eagle flight 4777 at the East Texas Regional Airport in Longview.

According to Airport Deputy Directo Gene Bolanowski, at around 5:20 when the plane from Dallas was landing, smoke was reported in the cabin. The pilot landed, taxied off the runway and all 47 passengers were evacuated safely.

The cause and origin of the smoke is currently unknown.

The departure flight for the plane back to DFW has been canceled, but no other flights are affected.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.


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