MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and several other passengers were on a flight that had to make an emergency landing Thursday night.

Carvalho tweeted that American Airlines flight 3454 left Tallahassee headed to Miami, but was forced to land in Tampa after a loud explosion and smoke on the plane.

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“Alberto M. Carvalho ‏@MiamiSup In for emergency landing after taking off from Tallahassee after loud explosion and smoke. Attempting to land in Tampa.”

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The plane landed normally at 9:30 p.m., said American Airlines spokeswoman Laura Masvidal.  Masvidal said there was a smell of smoke, but she was not aware of an explosion.

There is no word on what caused the smell.

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American Airlines flight 3454 is an Embraer 145 and it had 46 passengers and 3 crew members.