Jet evacuated at DIA after reports of smoke in the cabin

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A United CRJ700 aircraft similar to the one involved in the incident. (Credit: Wikipedia)

DENVER — A passenger jet flying from Denver International Airport to Tulsa, Okla., was evacuated Sunday evening after reports of smoke on board.

United Express flight 6377 was scheduled to leave at 5:22 p.m., but stopped on the runway after smoke was reported in the cabin, DIA spokesperson Laura Coale said.

The craft, a CRJ700 that carries about 65-80 passengers, was evacuated via the normal stairs, according to DIA. Passengers were returned to the B concourse.

According to United.com, the flight will be delayed about two hours.

No injuries or criminal activity were reported.

 

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