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Posted: May 09, 2018

Delta plane evacuated in Denver after smoke fills cabin

WATCH: Passengers Evacuate Delta Plane After Smoke Fills Cabin

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

DENVER —

Passengers were evacuated from a Delta Air Lines plane Tuesday night after smoke was reported in the cabin.

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According to KDVR, 146 passengers were on board the MD-90, which was traveling from Detroit to Denver, the Atlanta-based airline said. The evacuations occurred after the MD-90 landed at Denver International Airport just after 8 p.m. local time, the airline said.

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"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," Delta said in a statement, KDVR reported. "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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At least one person was injured and taken to the hospital, officials told KUSA.

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Delta plane evacuated in Denver after smoke fills cabin

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Delta plane evacuated in Denver after smoke fills cabin

Passengers stand on the tarmac of Denver International Airport after being evacuated from a Delta flight from Detroit on Tuesday May 8, 2018, in Denver. (Rachel Naftel via AP)

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