DENVER (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Denver was evacuated after passengers reported smoke in the cabin.
Firefighters greeted flight 1854 when it landed at Denver International Airport shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Airport spokeswoman Emily Williams says passengers reported smoke filled the cabin as the plane was taxiing to the gate.
She says no major injuries were reported from smoke inhalation, but she has heard that a handful of passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation.
Passenger Rachel Naftel took pictures as she and other passengers made their way out the plane’s emergency exit and .
Williams did not know how many people were on board or what kind of plane was involved.
A phone call to Delta was not immediately returned Tuesday night, but the airline later issued a statement that said, in part:
“After arrival in Denver and during taxi to the gate, Delta flight 1854 from Detroit to Denver stopped on a taxiway where customers deplaned via slides and over-wing exits due to an observance of smoke in the cabin. Airport response vehicles met the aircraft out of an abundance of caution and customers were transported to the terminal via buses.”
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