Flight to Dallas aborted at Champaign airport

August 29, 2013 9:00:44 AM PDT
An American Eagle jet headed from the Willard airport near the University of Illinois to Texas was aborted after reports of smoke in the cockpit Thursday.

The FAA says American Eagle Flight 3009 from Champaign, Ill. (CMI) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) stopped on the taxiway prior to departure because of smoke in the cockpit about 8:30 a.m. Passengers deplaned safely on the taxiway and were bused back to the terminal, the FAA said.

There were no injuries. The Embraer E-145 aircraft had 39 passengers and a crew of three. Passengers were being rebooked on other flights to Dallas.