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Passengers Evacuate Onto Plane's Wing Following In-Flight Emergency

DENVER (CBS4) - An in-flight emergency caused some passengers on Delta Airlines flight to evacuate at Denver International Airport.

Some stood on the plane's wing during the evacuation.

The flight was inbound to DIA from Detroit. DIA officials say there were reports of smoke in the cabin.

Rachel Naftel snapped pictures of the commotion Tuesday evening.

She says fumes were coming through the vents.

Denver fire officials say firefighters responded to a call about smoke inside the plane and were told the plane was evacuated using portable stairs.

DIA officials say some passengers were injured during the evacuation.

Delta officials offered this statement:

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.


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