FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Three airline passengers were treated for minor injuries after evacuating from a plane at a Florida airport.
Spirit Airlines spokeswoman Misty Pinson says a smoky haze was reported in the cabin of the Spirit Airbus A-319 as it made its descent Sunday to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Ninety-nine passengers were aboard the flight from Colombia. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says the plane's inflatable slides were used as a precaution to evacuate the passengers.
Firefighters didn't find any smoke. Pinson said Monday the source is still being investigated.
Jachles says one passenger suffered a back injury, one had an ankle injury and a third suffered abrasions in the evacuation.
The airport says the plane's 224 passengers and seven crew members were evacuated.
Five years ago, Broward County began offering incentives to entice airlines to offer new service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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