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Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

Emergency crews responded after a Dallas-bound flight was diverted to the Albuquerque after smoke filled the aircraft's cabin Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque
Melinda Barton | 13 March, 2018, 20:44

Southwest Airlines told Sun Online: "Flight 3562 travelling last evening from Phoenix Sky Harbour to Dallas Love Field diverted to Albuquerque International Sunport after our Crew noted an unusual smell the cabin". After the aircraft landed in Albuquerque, 140 passengers evacuated via escape slides onto a taxiway, and five requested assessment by medical personnel, according to Southwest.

The captain of flight 3562 noticed smoke in the cabin and announced that the aircraft would be landing as the closest possible airport. The video, shot by a passenger on-board a Southwest Airlines aircraft, shows some people jumping off the plane's wing. This is not the time to record! "It was dark, cold and rainy", he said.

"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 disorienting. (You think), 'Do I really just jump down?'"

According to the Albuquerque Fire Department, two people were taken to nearby hospital. "I tried to help a lady down and ended up getting pulled down with her so I had to jump down", he adds. No word on the extent of their injuries.

But he stresses that the plane's crew was very helpful in trying to keep passengers calm.

"Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".

This is a developing story.

Footage of panicked passengers racing to get off a passenger plane that made an emergency landing in the United States has emerged on social media.