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Flight from Tallahassee to DCA evacuated after reports of smoke in cabin

No injuries or hazards were reported
Posted at 10:48 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 10:48:22-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A flight from Tallahassee to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia ended with an evacuation after reports of smoke in the plane's cabin.

In a statement, American Airlines confirmed that flight 5082, a CRJ-200 jet aircraft from Tallahassee, landed at DCA Monday morning around 9:40 a.m. It departed from Tallahassee International Airport around 7:21 a.m. Monday morning.

Once it landed, officials say operators "declared an emergency due to reports of smoke in the cabin."

Passengers were then evacuated while Airports Authorities Fire and Rescue inspected the plane.

No injuries were reported, and no fire or hazards were found on the aircraft. Passengers were bused to the terminal.