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American Eagle Jet Makes Emergency Stop in Abilene

Abilene Airport. Courtesy: KTXS Abilene Airport. Courtesy: KTXS

Staff Report
The Associated Press

ABILENE, Texas (AP) - An American Eagle jet has made an unplanned landing in West Texas after a cockpit light indicated a possible problem with the braking system.

Airline spokesman Matt Miller says the plane was flying Tuesday from Midland to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport when the pilots declared an emergency and touched down in Abilene.

Miller says none of the 52 passengers and four crew members on the Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet are injured. He says maintenance crews were checking the jet.

The plane is operated by Envoy Air, a regional-flying subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc.

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