Plane makes emergency landing in Indy after pilot notices smoke in cockpit

INDIANAPOLIS - A plane made an emergency landing in Indianapolis on Thursday evening.

The regional jet landed at Indianapolis International Airport around 7 p.m. after the pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit, airport officials said.

A passenger on the United Express flight said they were heading to Chicago from Columbus, Ohio. He said they were only in the air for 20 minutes when a flight attendant announced they would make an emergency landing because of the smoke.

All passengers were evacuated as soon as the plane came to a stop. The airport arranged for buses to take the passengers back to the terminal.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the smoke was not yet known.

Several passengers waited for new flights and others rented cars to drive to Chicago.

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