CHICAGO (CBS) — A flight headed from St. Louis to Chicago made an emergency landing in Peoria on Friday.
According to a spokesperson for General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, GoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem.READ MORE: CVS Installs Time-Delay Safes At All Illinois Pharmacy Locations To Deter Would-Be Thieves
There was an indication of smoke in the cockpit, according to a statement from the airline.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To Suspect
After the twin-engine CRJ-700 jet landed at Peoria, it stopped in the middle of the runway, and the 68 passengers were evacuated and taken to the terminal. No injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Retailers Worry That Repeated Organized Thefts Could Scare Shoppers Away From Mag Mile, Other Districts This Holiday Season
The airline was sent a replacement aircraft from St. Louis to Peoria to fly passengers the rest of the way to O’Hare International Airport, arriving about two hours 15 minutes behind schedule. Aircraft technicians were examining the original jet to determine why there was an indication of smoke in the cockpit.