American Eagle flight makes emergency landing at Sioux Falls airport due to engine trouble

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An American Eagle flight bound for Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing at Sioux Falls Regional Airport within 20 minutes of taking off from the facility.

American Eagle is a regional branch of American Airlines. An American Airlines official says the plane took off shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday and was back on the ground by 12:50 p.m. after the pilot reported an engine issue and decided to head back to the airport. No injuries were reported.

The plane was carrying more than 50 passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.