DES MOINES, Iowa (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Officials say an American Airlines plane carrying nearly 200 people made an emergency landing at the Des Moines airport because of smoke in the cockpit.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
Kevin Foley, the executive director of the Des Moines International Airport, says the plane, traveling from Chicago to Phoenix, was diverted to Des Moines on Friday morning and landed safely.
Andrew Wall, an airport operations supervisor, says the American Airlines flight had taken off from Chicago, about 300 miles east of Des Moines. All the passengers got off the plane safely.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
Officials are investigating what caused the smoke in the cockpit.
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