Cabin filled with smoke: 2 hospitalized after Southwest Airlines emergency landing

Phoenix-to-Dallas Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Albuquerque after smoke fills cabin

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A Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after an electrical fire filled the cabin with smoke. After safely landing, 140 passengers evacuated the aircraft on a clear taxiway.

A video posted on Twitter by a witness, Brandon Cox, showed panic-stricken passengers racing to get off the plane.

The flight's passengers, of which there was an unspecified amount at this time, de-planed onto the tarmac and taken via city bus back to the Sunport.

According to the Albuquerque Fire Department, two people were taken to local hospitals in emergency.

According to Southwest Airlines, five customers requested medical attention.

The flight was headed to Dallas Love Field when the incident happened.

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"Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".

A Dallas police officer who was on board the flight praised the airline's handling of the situation.

Passengers also tweeted about their unexpected experience on the Southwest flight, with one user writing that he was helping catch people who came down the inflatable slide from the wing.

This is a developing story.

Harrowing footage begins with passengers standing on the plane's wing at Albuquerque International Sunport discussing how they can escape. In this photo, a Southwest Airlines jet passes two ATA Airlines jets sitting on the tarmac at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois, April 3, 2008.

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