ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A Dallas-bound flight was diverted to the Albuquerque International Sunport Sunday night after smoke filled the aircraft’s cabin.
Southwest flight 3562 took off from Phoenix and was headed for Dallas Love Field, but was forced to landed in Albuquerque after what might have been an electrical fire.
The Albuquerque Fire Department tweeted that two people were taken to local hospitals. No word on the extent of their injuries.
Our news crews on scene could see several emergency vehicles on the runway, tending to the plane and passengers.
Passengers have since re-boarded another flight and are now headed to their original destination with an expected arrival of 1:15 a.m. CT.
One passenger aboard the flight, a Dallas Police officer, tweeted that Southwest handled the emergency swiftly and professionally.