Airport spokeswoman Emily Williams says passengers reported that smoke crammed the cabin because the MD-90 plane was taxiing to the gate. The airport bussed people to the terminal. The airport resumed normal operations soon after.
A Delta representative told Business Insider that the smoke resulted from hydraulic fluid dripping on the auxiliary power unit.
"Once the crew determined that emergency evacuation was necessary, they quickly and professionally directed passengers off the aircraft through the various exits onboard", Black said.
"The safety of Delta's customers and crew is our top priority and we apologize for the concern this situation has caused". Flight from hell. Good job delta. The cabin is darkened and overhead lights can be seen swirling through the smoke. There were no flames.
"Everyone was kind of yelling, like, 'Hey, there's smoke coming out of the vents. Why aren't the masks dropping down?,'" he said.
A DIA spokesperson confirmed to News 5 that minor injuries were reported after passengers evacuated from the plane around 8:30 p.m. And she yelled, 'Evacuate the plane, ' and seconds later, the doors popped open.
"We would like to thank Lt. Givens for his professionalism both on and off duty", the post said. We are making phone calls to Denver International Airport and Delta to find out more about what happened. No injuries were reported.
A third person tweeted about the incident, explaining that passengers were complaining about a foul taste lingering in their mouths after inhaling the smoke.