Plane carrying NASCAR team makes emergency landing

Published: Mar. 7, 2016 at 9:19 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2016 at 7:08 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A plane headed from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Charlotte, North Carolina, made an emergency landing in Memphis.

The plane belonged to Hendrick Motorsports and was carrying team members home from the NASCAR race in Las Vegas.

Drivers for the Hendrick Motorsports team include Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Jimmy Johnson, and Kasey Kane. None of those drivers were on the plane.

A Hendrick Motorsports representative said the plane landed safely in Memphis after someone noticed smoke in the cabin. No one was injured or suffering from smoke inhalation.

The plane was towed to Wilson Air Center and is being evaluated for issues. The passengers returned to Charlotte on another flight.

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