MADISON, Wis. (CBSLA/AP) — An American Airlines plane traveling from New York to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin, according to officials with the airline and the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison.
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An airport official said the plane landed without incident around 2:19 p.m. Central time after reports of smoke in the cabin. The passengers and crew evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.
One of the passengers onboard said there was smoke inside the cabinet.READ MORE: Bus Priority Lanes Launched On Grand Avenue And Olive Street In Downtown LA
“When I woke up I saw like the smoke coming from the bottom of the plane and then two rows ahead of me,” Barena Wilder said. “I panicked. I got scared and I ran to the back.”
There were 190 people on board the Airbus 321, including pilots and crew. A separate plane eventually brought the passengers to Los Angeles., officials said.
The runway was closed for approximately five minutes. American Airlines is holding the plane in Madison to be inspected.MORE NEWS: Skipping The Line For A Price: Disney Debuts New Genie Plus Service
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