AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Cabin Fills With Smoke

A smoky cabin forced an American Airlines jet to make an emergency landing on approach to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Sunday afternoon, according to an airline spokeswoman.

American Airlines Flight 5775, operated by MESA Airlines, was scheduled to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Des Moines International Airport, according to Victoria Lupica, American Airlines spokeswoman.

The crew of the CRJ-900 reported an issue with a smoky cabin upon their approach into D/FW Airport, Lupica said. The aircraft landed and deplaned safely on a taxiway.

All 76 passengers and four crew were bused to the terminal building. No injuries were reported.

The aircraft was taken out of service and was being attended to by maintenance, Lupica said.

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