Flight makes emergency landing after smoke, odor fill cabin

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A Dallas-bound plane has made an emergency landing in Albuquerque after smoke filled up the cabin.

Video has emerged of passengers frantically racing to get off a Southwest Airlines 737 that had just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque. After safely landing, 140 passengers evacuated the aircraft on a clear taxiway.

Southwest Airlines said the diverted aircraft remains in Albuquerque while mechanics inspect the plane.

The smoke and smell were caused by an electrical fire.

Firefighters rushed to the tarmac immediately after the plane landed.

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The Albuquerque Fire Department tweeted that two people were taken to local hospitals. Their injuries are unknown at this time.

According to ABC affiliate KOAT, the people onboard the plane described the experience as scary. Upon arrival at Love Field, a family told WFAA one of their family members was injured while trying to jump from the wing.

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

A Dallas police officer on the flight praised the actions of the crew in a tweet.

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.

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