Bound flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque after cabin fills with smoke

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A Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in New Mexico on Sunday night after smoke was reported in the main cabin of the aircraft.

Southwest officials say that about 140 passengers were aboard the flight and five people were treated on scene by medical personnel. Passengers were carefully removed from the flight and driven to the terminal via transport buses.

Two people from flight 3562 were taken to a local hospital, but their condition is still unknown, a tweet from the Albuquerque Fire Department said. The exact nature or extent of their injuries are not yet known. Also audible is someone ordering passengers away from the plane saying, "Put your phones down".

According to ABC affiliate KOAT, the people onboard the plane described the experience as scary.

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

"Just made an emergency landing in Albuquerque".

A Dallas police officer who was on the flight praised Southwest attendants following the incident on Twitter.

All remaining passengers boarded another plane and continued their journey to Dallas.

This is a developing story.

Southwest Airlines 737 like this had to make an emergency landing in New Mexico after an apparent onboard electrical fire.