Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado After Flight Attendants Smelled Smoke in Cabin

The troubling incident occurred on May 27, according to reports

<p>Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty</p> A Southwest Airlines jet

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A Southwest Airlines jet

A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after smoke was detected in the cabin by crew members earlier this week.

The jet was traveling from Denver to Tampa, Fla., when it made the emergency landing in Colorado Springs just over an hour into the journey at 8:22 p.m. on Monday, May 27, after flight attendants smelled smoke in the cabin, per Denver 7 and the Colorado Springs Gazette.

“Southwest Flight 1070 diverted safely to Colorado Springs Monday evening after the flight attendants reported a possible smell of smoke in the cabin,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement, per FOX 31 Denver.

“The aircraft flight crew followed established procedures and customers safely exited the aircraft,” the airliner added.

<p>Getty</p> A plane made an emergency landing in Colorado Springs after smoke was detected in the cabin on May 27


A plane made an emergency landing in Colorado Springs after smoke was detected in the cabin on May 27

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According to FlightAware, the plane departed Denver International Airport at 7:13 p.m. on Monday before making its emergency landing at Colorado Springs Airport.

The crew members reportedly noticed the cabin smell following routine checks of the aircraft.

None of the passengers onboard were hurt in the incident and the crew escorted them off the aircraft safely and onto another plane heading to Tampa, per Denver 7 and the Colorado Springs Gazette.

FlightAware listed a flight departing Colorado Springs at 10:58 p.m. later that night and arriving at Tampa at 3:43 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, suggesting this was the alternative flight the passengers were sent on.

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No cause has yet been determined for the smoke in the cabin of the plane.

Southwest Airlines apologized for the inconvenience in their statement. The airliner added that there is “maintenance personnel evaluat[ing] the original aircraft.”

PEOPLE has contacted Southwest Airlines for further comment on the incident.

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