Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

Mae Love
March 13, 2018

Southwest flight 3562 took off from Phoenix on Sunday night and was headed for Dallas Love Field Airport, according to KRQE-TV.

Passengers were later placed on another flight to their original destination.

Fire officials in Albuquerque tweeted that two people were injured and taken to a hospital.

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The statement added there were 140 passengers onboard the plane when the incident occurred, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft upon landing. Two people were brought to hospital, the fire department said. "Initial reports indicate five customers requested assessment by medical personnel". The diverted aircraft was held in Albuquerque until mechanics cleared its return to service. The exact nature or extent of their injuries are not yet known. Also audible is someone ordering passengers away from the plane saying, "Put your phones down".

Local news sources report that most passengers boarded another plane for the trip to Dallas that arrived at around 1 am. The airport tweeted their praise of the firefighters "for a quick response". International Business Times has reached out to Southwest Airlines for a comment regarding the incident.

The plane was forced to land in Albuquerque after what might have been an electrical fire.

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