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Plane Evacuated at LaGuardia for Smoke in Cockpit

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    NBC 4 New York
    American Eagle 3340 ion Runway 22 at LaGuardia

    A plane leaving LaGuardia Airport returned shortly after takeoff and was evacuated after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials say. 

    Envoy Air 3340, headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, turned around and made an emergency landing on Runway 22 at about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the FAA.

    The passengers were escorted from the Embraer 145 and bused to the terminal.

    The runway was closed briefly as officials responded. 

    None of the 44 passengers or three crew members were injured, officials say.