ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)– A Dallas-bound flight made an emergency situation landing at Albuquerque International Sunport, sending worried passengers jumping from a wing onto the tarmac after crew members screamed at them to get away from the airplane, travelers and authorities stated.
Southwest Flight 3562 removed from Phoenix on Sunday night and was headed for Dallas Love Field. About an hour later, the team discovered an uncommon smell in the cabin, the airline stated in a declaration.
Guests stated they might feel heat from the vents shortly prior to the crew said the plane was going to make an emergency landing. Passengers were informed to brace as the plane landed.
“I sent out a couple texts out to loved ones that you just do not really want to have to send out,” Brandon Cox stated.
He said it was an 8-foot (2.44-meter) dive to the tarmac from the wing.
“I hit the ground actually tough and was just shell-shocked that I just had to leap off the wing of an airplane,” he stated.
Traveler David Fleck stated he was shocked to find there were no emergency moves near the exit door over the wing.
“It felt incorrect when you’re up there. It was dark, cold and rainy,” he said. “It was disorienting. (You think), ‘Do I really just leap down?'”
The Albuquerque Fire Department tweeted that two people were required to hospitals. The degree of their injuries was not right away known.
A Dallas policeman aboard the flight tweeted that flight attendants “did a terrific task!”
Southwest said it worked to obtain guests onboard another flight to Dallas, and airplane will stay in Albuquerque where mechanics will examine it.
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