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CHS flight bound for Miami evacuated after showing smoke

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)—An American Airlines flight operated by American Eagle bound for Miami was forced to return to the terminal and all passengers evacuated after the plane showed signs of smoke.

Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Officers and first responders were called to the Charleston Airport terminal near Concourse B for a smoke alarm in the baggage compartment of American Eagle jet, Flight 3450.

Charleston International Airport spokesperson Becky Beaman says none of the 50 passengers or three crew members on board was hurt.

American Airlines Flight 3450 was set to depart at 6:00 AM for Miami, FL.  The plane was taxiing out to the runway, when it began smoking.

As a precaution, the flight crew discharged fire suppression systems in the cargo hold of the aircraft. After a check, no actual fire was discovered.

The aircraft returned to the gate and passengers were deplaned and rebooked.

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