A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Phoenix to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing at Albuquerque International Sunport airport because of smoke and “an unusual odor” in the cabin. An initial investigation indicated an electrical fire on board, according to an airport spokesperson.
The captain of flight 3562 noticed smoke in the cabin and announced that the aircraft would be landing at the nearest airport. Slides were deployed from the plane which was carrying 140 passengers. Five of whom were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries including possible smoke inhalation. Everyone was safely evacuated.
Remaining passengers were put on another flight to Dallas that left Albuquerque early Monday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the incident.