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Passengers evacuate onto Delta plane's wing in Denver because of smoke in cabin

DENVER -- A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Denver was evacuated after passengers reported smoke in the cabin. Firefighters greeted Flight 1854 when it landed at Denver International Airport shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Some stood on the plane's wing during the evacuation, CBS Denver reports.

Delta Flight Cabin Smoke
Passengers stand on the wing of an airplane at Denver International Airport after being evacuated from a Delta flight from Detroit on Tuesday May 8, 2018, in Denver.  AP

Passenger Rachel Naftel took pictures of the commotion Tuesday evening.

Naftel tweeted that fumes were coming through the vents.

Airport spokeswoman Emily Williams says passengers reported smoke filled the cabin as the plane was taxiing to the gate.

She says no major injuries were reported from smoke inhalation, but CBS Denver reports airport officials say some passengers were injured during the evacuation.

Williams did not know how many people were on board or what kind of plane was involved.

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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