Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque


Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Albuquerque after the cabin reportedly filled with smoke.

A Southwest Airlines flight was flying from Phoenix to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday at the Albuquerque International Sunport, New Mexico.

A flight made an emergency landing at a United States airport, sending panicked passengers leaping from a wing on to the ground after crew members screamed at them to get away from the aircraft, passengers and officials have said.

Emergency vehicles were on the runway to tend to the plane and the passengers. A crewmember can be heard shouting, "Move away from the aircraft now!"

Passengers also tweeted about their unexpected experience on the Southwest flight, with one user writing that he was helping catch people who came down the inflatable slide from the wing. "It was disorienting. (You think), ‘Do I really just jump down?"

A Sunday evening flight to Dallas took a risky turn for some Southwest Airline passengers.

According to the Albuquerque Fire Department, two people were taken to nearby hospital. No word on the extent of their injuries.

"The captain declared an emergency to receive priority handling from air traffic controllers after deviating from the filed flight plan", Southwest told CBS.

Southwest is the largest airline operating out of Tampa International Airport.