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Denver flight forced to evacuate due to smoke

American Airlines jet forced to land in Heathrow after it developed a crack in its windscreen.
American Airlines plane evacuated in Denver. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

After landing in Denver, passengers of an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, noticed the cabin begin to fill with smoke. Crew members extended emergency chutes, and all 164 passengers evacuated the cabin. One passenger praised the crew’s ability in keeping the other passengers calm and orderly. The cause of the fire remains unclear. Read more: nytimes.com