Smoke forces plane to make emergency landing

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A group of passengers on board a commercial plane got a scare on Thursday afternoon when the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at the Laredo International Airport.

According to the Laredo Police Department, the incident happened at around 1 p.m. when an American Eagle Plane that was traveling from Dallas to Aguascalientes reportedly saw smoke coming from the cabin.

The flight was then diverted to Laredo where it landed without incident.

A total of 23 people were on the plane, the fire department says the only injury reported was by a flight attended who received a cut on her leg.