Delta MD90 at Denver on May 8th 2018, smoke in cabin during taxi
Last Update: May 9, 2018 / 21:56:52 GMT/Zulu time
The airport reported the aircraft was taxiing when smoke was reported inside the aircraft prompting the evacuation of the aircraft. There was no fire and no flames. Minor injuries occurred. Airport operations were unaffected.
The airline reported the aircraft was evacuated via slides and overwing exits due to observation of smoke on board of the aircraft. Airport response vehicles met the aircraft out of abundance of caution, the customers were taken to the terminal via busses. Five people received minor injuries.
Passengers reported there was thick smoke coming out of the cabin air vents.
In the evening of May 9th 2018 it became known that a hydraulic leak onto the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) was the cause of the smoke.
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