Flight makes emergency landing after smoke, odor fill cabin

Carla Harmon
March 13, 2018

The horrifying incident, which could have turned risky, took place on flight 3562, which was set to take off from Phoenix to fly to Dallas, Texas, according to local news.

A video from Southwest Airlines flight shows frantic passengers evacuating the cabin after an electrical fire.

A Dallas-bound flight was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport after smoke filled the aircraft's cabin.

Emergency services including the Albuquerque Fire Department, the Kirtland Air Force Fire Department and paramedics waited on the Albuquerque International Sunport runway as the plane landed.

Our People in Albuquerque worked to get Customers onboard another aircraft to continue their journey to Dallas.

Passenger David Fleck said he was surprised to discover there were no emergency slides near the exit door over the wing.

"It felt wrong when you're up there".

"I sent a couple texts out to loved ones that you just don't really want to have to send out", Brandon Cox said, describing his experience, the Washington Post reported. It was dark, cold and rainy. Their injuries are unknown at this time.

A Dallas Police officer aboard the flight tweeted that Dallas-based Southwest's flight attendants 'did a great job!'

Southwest officials say that about 140 passengers were aboard the flight and five people were treated on scene by medical personnel.

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