Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Flight makes emergency landing after smoke, odor fill cabin

Flight makes emergency landing after smoke, odor fill cabin

Video has emerged of passengers frantically racing to get off a Southwest Airlines 737 that had just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.

Flight 3562 traveling last evening from Phoenix Sky Harbor to Dallas Love Field diverted to Albuquerque International Sunport after our Crew noted an unusual smell the cabin.

When the plane finally landed, passengers evacuated the plane using the escape slides. The diverted aircraft was held in Albuquerque until mechanics cleared its return to service.

An initial investigation indicated an electrical fire on board, according to an airport spokesperson.

The Albuquerque Fire Department tweeted that two people were taken to local hospitals.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

After waiting for a while on the tarmac, passengers were eventually put on another plane and made it to Love Field around 3 a.m.

"It was a harrowing five minutes coming down", passenger Paul Allen said after making it to Dallas early Monday.

A Dallas police officer who was on the flight praised Southwest attendants following the incident on Twitter.

A Southwest Airlines flight was flying from Phoenix to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday at the Albuquerque International Sunport, New Mexico.

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