Plane makes emergency landing at the Springfield-Branson National Airport

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An American Eagle flight made an emergency landing in Springfield Monday night after experiencing engine problems.

Pilots reported that the left engine went out and that smoke filled the cockpit They alerted the Springfield tower at 8:47 p.m. that they needed to make an emergency landing.

The flight was heading to Champaign, Illinois.  It had departed from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.  The plane had 40 passengers and crew on board.

Nobody was hurt.