American Airlines Plane Evacuated With Emergency Slides, Three Passengers Burned

An American Airlines flight pulling away from the gate at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday was evacuated with the use of emergency slides, resulting in minor injuries for three passengers.

NBC-DFW reports that the flight – carrying 141 passengers and five crew members – was readying for travel to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when smoke was reported in the cabin.

Five emergency exits, including two over the wings and one through the plane’s tail, were opened during the incident. Two inflatable slides were utilized at the passenger access door and a rear service door, American said.

During the evacuation three passengers were injured, suffering from minor burns.

“Our fleet service team was still on the ramp and assisted passengers and crew with a successful evacuation of the aircraft,” a spokesperson for the airline said.

The airline said that passengers were being put on other flights to Chicago Thursday afternoon.

Emergency Slides Used to Evacuate American Airlines Plane at D/FW Airport [NBC-DFW]