A U.S. Airways flight from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City had to turn back on Sunday night after there were reports of smoke inside the aircraft, an airline spokeswoman said.
After they landed at Washington Dulles International Airport, passengers on Flight 3353 used the plane’s emergency slides to exit, spokeswoman Valerie Wunder said. There were no reports of any serious injuries. The airline is still examining the plane to see what caused the smoke smell.
“We all smelled it, and everyone was very concerned,” said a Prairie Village resident who was on Sunday’s flight.
The plane was in the air about 15 minutes before it had to land again. Passengers were rushed off the plane. “The flight attendants went from zero to 60”.
Some of the passengers were able to return to the air on Sunday night.
The rest were put up in a hotel and resumed their journey on Monday.
Airline Officials said that a few of the passengers had to spend the night at the airport. A passenger said she doesn’t think U.S. Airways did a good job communicating with the passengers.