Flight Evacuated In Florida After Smoke Reported

Smoky haze was reported in the cabin as plane made its descent Sunday


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.

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