PEORIA — An American Eagle flight experienced a sudden loss in cabin pressure minutes after takeoff Tuesday on a route from Peoria to North Carolina.

The 50-seat CRJ200 had left from Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport at about 7:30 a.m., bound for Charlotte, N.C., said airport director Gene Olson. Within 20 minutes, the plane lost cabin pressure and returned to Peoria, where it landed without further incident, Olson said.

The airplane was PSA Airlines Flight 5193. PSA is a regional airline that is a subsidiary of American Airlines and flies under the American Eagle brand. The CRJ200 is a dual engine jet that tends to fly shorter, regional routes for American.

Oxygen masks did deploy, Olson said, and members of the Illinois Air National Guard fire department met the approximately 34 passengers and three crew members as they got off the plane. No one was injured, and the two passengers who were checked out by medics both declined to be taken to the hospital, Olson said.

As of 8:30 a.m., all passengers were in the process of being booked on a new flight to Charlotte.