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Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque after cabin fills with smoke

Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque after cabin fills with smoke

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

Southwest Airlines 737 like this had to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after an apparent onboard electrical fire.

After waiting for a while on the tarmac, passengers were eventually put on another plane and made it to Love Field around 3 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the incident. Passengers were carefully removed from the flight and driven to the terminal via transport buses.

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.

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The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

According to ABC affiliate KOAT, the people onboard the plane described the experience as scary.

A Sunday evening flight to Dallas took a unsafe turn for some Southwest Airline passengers. Upon arrival at Love Field, a family told WFAA one of their family members was injured while trying to jump from the wing.

"@SouthwestAir flight attendants did a great job!" he tweeted.

This is a developing story.


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