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Smoke in cabin forces evacuation of Delta Air Lines flight at DIA

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The Denver International Airport said smoke in the cabin on a Delta flight from Detroit to Denver prompted an evacuation onto the tarmac Tuesday night.

A DIA spokesperson confirmed to News 5 that minor injuries were reported after passengers evacuated from the plane around 8:30 p.m. An exact number of people who suffered injuries is not yet known.

Airport spokeswoman Emily Williams said passengers reported smoke as the plane was taxiing to the gate. DIA had earlier commented that a possible fire on board might have caused the smoke, but later revised that statement.

Airport workers said the fumes were coming out of the vents and passengers said they were getting dizzy.

Delta released a statement that said passengers on Delta flight 1854 from Detroit to Denver had to get off the plane on slides and over the wing.

There was no immediate information about what caused the smoke to fill the cabin.

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