Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

Southwest Airlines

Video has emerged of passengers frantically racing to get off a Southwest Airlines 737 that had just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque.

An initial investigation indicated an electrical fire on board, according to an airport spokesperson.

Media reports described a smoke-filled cabin.

A flight made an emergency landing at a USA airport, sending panicked passengers leaping from a wing on to the ground after crew members screamed at them to get away from the aircraft, passengers and officials have said. Everyone was safely evacuated.

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the incident. Five passengers "requested assessment by medical personnel", upon landing, the airlines said. Two people were brought to hospital, the fire department said.

Their thoughts were echoed by a Dallas police officer who was onboard the flight at the time.

Passengers said they could feel heat from the vents shortly before the crew said the plane was going to make an emergency landing.

There was no word on the extent of their injuries. The diverted aircraft was held in Albuquerque until mechanics cleared its return to service.

"Our People in Albuquerque are working to get Customers onboard another aircraft tonight to continue their journey to Dallas".

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