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Passengers of Southwest B738 were evacuated via emergency slides after flight #WN3562 diverted to Albuquerque due to smoke in cabin (video)

Passengers on board a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight used emergency slides to evacuate the plane after smoke filled the aircraft’s cabin, prompting an emergency landing in New Mexico.

Southwest flight #WN3562 departed Phoenix Sunday night and was headed for Dallas Love Field when passengers reported smoke in the Boeing 737’s cabin.

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The Albuquerque Fire Department tweeted that two people were taken to local hospitals.

Passengers were put on another aircraft in New Mexico to continue to their final destination.

Southwest Airlines said the diverted aircraft remains in Albuquerque while mechanics inspect the plane.

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