An American Eagle flight scheduled to fly from the University of Illinois' airport to Dallas-Fort Worth was aborted after crew members noticed smoke in the cockpit during takeoff. An assistant manager at Willard Airport says the Embraer ERJ-145 was about a third of the way down the runway when someone noticed the smoke. He says the 39 passengers left the plane about 8:30 a.m. and were taken back to the terminal to look for other flights. No one was injured. An airport fire department official says the plane was checked with a thermal-imaging camera but no fire was found. The plane was taken to a maintenance hangar for further inspection.
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