Cabin Smoke Forces Delta to Evacuate Plane

A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver was evacuated after landing Tuesday evening at Denver International Airport

A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver was evacuated after landing Tuesday evening at Denver International Airport

Passengers were bused to the concourse.

One passenger tweeted that "fumes came through the vents".

A flight attendant instructed passengers to crouch low to the ground and cover their mouths while cabin crew deliberated their next move should be. The airport said that smoke had filled the cabin, though it was unclear whether that happened while the plane was in the air or after the plane landed. Some passengers suffered minor injuries in the incident, according to the airline, CNN reported. The plane left Detroit at 7:16 p.m. EDT and arrived in Denver at 8:13 MDT.

"I was kind of shocked, didn't know what to do, didn't know what to think", said passenger Tom Weaver.

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

Firefighter greeted flight 1854 Monday night at around 8pm, when it landed at Denver International Airport because the flight from Detroit filled with smoke. "As it was taxiing, smoke was reported in the cabin so the aircraft was safely evacuated".

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. "Airport operations are normal". "Why aren't the masks dropping down?,'" he said.

"She yelled, 'evacuate the plane, ' and seconds later, the doors popped open". The aircraft was met by firefighters and emergency crews as the flight crew made the decision to evacuate the 153 passengers, including several people who were forced to stand on the wing. "We all jumped down the slide and got out of there as fast as we could".

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