Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas makes emergency landing

  • Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas makes emergency landing

Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas makes emergency landing

In a statement to International Business Times, the Southwest Airlines said: "Flight 3562 traveling tonight from Phoenix Sky Harbor to Dallas Love Field diverted to Albuquerque International Sunport after our Crew noted an unusual odor in the cabin".

The smoke and smell were caused by an electrical fire. Media reports described a smoke-filled cabin. Everyone was safely evacuated.

Local news sources report that most passengers boarded another plane for the trip to Dallas that arrived at around 1 am.

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the incident.

Firefighters rushed to the tarmac immediately after the plane landed.

Fire officials in Albuquerque tweeted that two people were injured and taken to a hospital. No word on the extent of their injuries. Also audible is someone ordering passengers away from the plane saying, "Put your phones down".

"Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".

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

A Dallas Police officer aboard the flight tweeted that Dallas-based Southwest's flight attendants 'did a great job!'

This is a developing story. Eric was a passenger on the aircraft that had to make an emergency diversion to Albuquerque.