US Airways flight evacuated in Denver after smoke fills cabin
A US Airways airliner was evacuated upon landing in Denver Wednesday. The plane's cabin filled with smoke, a photo from passenger Mike Tsang shows.
@DenverChannel Here's a pic inside the cabin before we were told to evacuate. You can see the smoke. pic.twitter.com/BgkZnulDGl— Mike T (@CalNinMonk) March 4, 2015
DIA spokeswoman Mindy Crane told 7News that passengers used escape slides. Tsang shot this video from the tarmac:
The flight left Charlotte, N.C. this morning.
American Airlines operated the flight; the two airlines are in the process of merging. American issued this statement Wednesday afternoon:
"American Airlines confirms that US Airways Flight 445, from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Denver International Airport was involved in an incident at Denver this afternoon. While taxiing to the gate, the pilot was alerted to possible smoke in the cabin. The passengers and crew deplaned via the slides and are all in the terminal.
"We are in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
"The Airbus A321 had 158 passengers and six crewmembers."
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