The Boeing 737 was en route to Dallas from Phoenix when it had to be diverted to Albuquerque, due to what could have been an electrical fire, according to NBC 4 NY.
Southwest Airlines 3562 landed at Sunport around 8 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EDT), after smoke reportedly started filling up the cabin of the plane.
The statement added there were 140 passengers onboard the plane when the incident occurred, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft upon landing. A crewmember can be heard shouting, "Move away from the aircraft now!"
"I hit the ground really hard and was just shell-shocked that I just had to jump off the wing of an airplane", he said.
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