Delta 'flight from hell' evacuated after smoke in cabin

10 May, 2018, 14:13 | Author: Barbara Daniel
  • Delta flight from Detroit evacuated upon landing in Denver after smoke reported on plane

Delta spokesman Michael Thomas says some passengers might have suffered minor injuries, including from smoke inhalation.

Flight 1854 had traveled from Detroit to Denver.

He added, "After a couple of minutes, the flight attendant was like, 'Everyone get low to the ground and cover your mouth with a blanket, or clothes, or whatever you have.' And maybe a minute later, they finally made the call to evacuate the plane". Passengers said the landing was fine, and then there was smoke in the cabin. The plane's 153 passengers disembarked via emergency exits located on the wing and emergency slides.

The smoke was detected prior to the plane reaching the gate, said Denver International Airport spokeswoman Emily Williams.

"The safety of Delta's customers and crew is our top priority and we apologize for the concern this situation has caused", Delta said Wednesday in a statement.

One passenger, MJ Davidson, told Denver's 9News people started shouting when masks did not drop down and the doors were not opened immediately. "As it was taxiing, smoke was reported in the cabin so the aircraft was safely evacuated".

On Twitter a user named Jim McManus wrote about the experience and said everyone was safe. Feeling faint and sick. Emergency evacuation. Scariest thing ever.

Passenger photos and accounts portray a more chaotic scene, including criticism of how the Delta crew handled the incident, which one woman said left "everybody dizzy". Passengers were bused to the concourse.

Delta Air Lines flight 1854 with scheduled service from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to Denver International Airport (DEN) evacuated shortly after landing due to smoke filling the cabin.

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