updated 7/8/2008 8:21:42 PM ET 2008-07-09T00:21:42

An American Airlines flight heading to Dallas made an emergency landing Tuesday in Little Rock after a pilot saw smoke in the cockpit, authorities said.

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Flight 1257 landed safely just after 3:30 p.m., airline spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said. None of the 127 passengers and five crew members was injured, Huguely said.

The plane parked away from the airport's terminal as a precaution, Little Rock National Airport spokeswoman T.J. Williams said. A shuttle bus took passengers and crew to the terminal, Williams said.

Huguely said the light haze of smoke dissipated after the pilot shut down the cockpit's electrical system and depressurized the plane's cabin. She said the plane, which departed from Indianapolis, was taken out of service and will be inspected.

American Airlines planned to send a plane Tuesday night from Tulsa, Okla., to take the passengers to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Huguely said.

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