Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Cabin filled with smoke: 2 hospitalized after Southwest Airlines emergency landing

Cabin filled with smoke: 2 hospitalized after Southwest Airlines emergency landing

A Dallas-bound flight was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport Sunday night after smoke filled the aircraft's cabin, CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV reports.

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.

The Boeing 737 was diverted to Albuquerque, where 140 passengers evacuated the plane. Initial reports indicate five Customers requested an assessment by medical personnel. The video, shot by a passenger on-board a Southwest Airlines aircraft, shows some people jumping off the plane's wing.

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Harrowing footage begins with passengers standing on the plane's wing at Albuquerque International Sunport discussing how they can escape.

He added: "It felt wrong when you're up there". This is not the time to record! It was dark, cold and rainy.

Two people from flight 3562 were taken to a local hospital, but their condition is still unknown, a tweet from the Albuquerque Fire Department said.

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But he stresses that the plane's crew was very helpful in trying to keep passengers calm. "It was disorienting. (You think), 'Do I really just jump down?'"

"Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".

A Dallas police officer aboard the flight tweeted that flight attendants "did a great job!" In this photo, a Southwest Airlines jet passes two ATA Airlines jets sitting on the tarmac at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois, April 3, 2008.

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