Emergency workers responded after a Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Albuquerque after smoke filled the aircraft cabin.
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A Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Albuquerque International Sunport after smoke filled the aircraft cabin.
Southwest flight 3562 took off from Phoenix on Sunday night and was on the way to the Airport, Dallas Love Field, according to KRQE-TV.
The plane was forced to land in Albuquerque after what appears to be an electrical fire.
“The Captain declared an emergency to receive priority handling from air traffic controllers after that deviate from the submitted flight plan,” the airline told Fox News in a statement. “After landing safely, 140 passengers evacuated the plane on a clear roadway. The first messages indicate five Customers requested assessment by medical staff.”
The Albuquerque Fire department tweeted that two people were taken to local hospitals. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
Multiple emergency vehicles can be seen on the runway, after the aircraft landed.
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The passengers were later placed on another flight to their original destination.
A Dallas Police officer on board the flight tweeted that Dallas-based Southwest the flight attendants “did a great job!”
The Associated Press contributed to this report