To-Denver Delta flight fills with smoke upon landing

Mae Love
May 10, 2018

DIA spokeswoman Emily Williams says passengers reported that smoke filled the cabin as the plane was taxiing to the gate.

A third person tweeted about the incident, explaining that passengers were complaining about a foul taste lingering in their mouths after inhaling the smoke.

The smoke was created from hydraulic oil dripping onto an auxiliary power unit activated after the aircraft landed. When the fluid hit the hot power unit, it turned to smoke and blew into the cabin. Why aren't the masks dropping down?'

Pictures on social media showed them standing on the plane's wing during the evacuation. And she yelled, 'Evacuate the plane, ' and seconds later, the doors popped open.

The MD-90 aircraft had 146 passengers on board and took off from the McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metro Airport around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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He said the stewardesses were "calm" throughout the ordeal, told passengers to put their heads down, and waited with passengers before evacuating themselves.

Delta released a statement confirming passengers had to deplane via slides and over the wing, after smoke was seen in the cabin.

Some passengers may have suffered minor injuries, including smoke inhalation, the airline said. The airport resumed normal operations soon after.

"The security of Delta's staff and team is our top priority, and we apologize for its stress this case has generated", claimed a airline spokesman.

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