Passengers on board a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight used escape slides to evacuate the plane after smoke filled the aircraft’s cabin, prompting an emergency landing in New Mexico.
Southwest flight 3562 departed Phoenix Sunday night and was headed for Dallas Love Field when passengers reported smoke in the Boeing 737’s cabin.
The plane was forced to land in Albuquerque after what might have been an electrical fire.
The Albuquerque Fire Department tweeted that two people were taken to local hospitals. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Several emergency vehicles could be seen on the runway after the plane landed.
“A flight to remember,” said Brandon Cox, who tweeted video of himself and other passengers jumping off the aircraft’s wing. “Something I hope I never experience again. You see these things in movies and never expect it to happen to you!”
“Most importantly everyone is out safe but man what a scare,” he wrote.
Passengers arrived in Dallas early Monday morning.
Was on @SouthwestAir Flight #3562 which was diverted to #ABQ due to mechanical failure and the smell of smoke in the cabin. Thank you the pilots and flight attendants for remaining extremely calm and professional. Definitely a crazy experience! pic.twitter.com/XzrkSbJHyn
— Deven Lopez (@DevenderLopesh) March 12, 2018