Smoke in the cabin after Delta flight landed in Denver, evacuation was necessary

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The cabin filled with smoke as the plane landed earlier Tuesday night at Denver International Airport. The oxygen masks never came down and the crew asked people to put something on their faces. vLater, they were asked to evacuate but the doors were not opened immediately. A fire was not visible but in emergency conditions some passengers may have suffered minor injuries, including smoke inhalation. One of them was taken to the hospital. Denver fire officials say firefighters responded to the emergency. Passengers were transported to the terminal via buses.

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Delta plane after landing in Denver

A statement was released by the company: After arrival in Denver and during taxi to the gate, Delta flight 1854 from Detroit to Denver stopped on a taxiway where customers deplaned via slides and over-wing exits due to an observance of smoke in the cabin. Airport response vehicles met the aircraft out of an abundance of caution and customers were transported to the terminal via buses. The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is our top priority and we apologize for the concern this situation has caused.” . The MD-90 plane had 146 passengers plus crew members on board and left at  4 p.m. Tuesday from Detroit’s McNamara Terminal.Airport operations are normal.The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the plane.

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