Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque


A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Albuquerque after the cabin reportedly filled with smoke.

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

This disputes earlier reports of the flight being diverted due to cabin smoke, possibly caused by an electrical fire.

According to Southwest Airlines, five customers requested medical attention.

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

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Passengers were put on another aircraft in New Mexico to continue to their final destination. Their injuries are unknown at this time. The airport officials, however, praised the flight's crew for their smooth and professional handling of the situation.

Emergency services including the Albuquerque Fire Department, the Kirtland Air Force Fire Department and paramedics waited on the Albuquerque International Sunport runway as the plane landed.

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

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