Smoke seen on Detroit-Denver Delta flight

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Passengers exit a plane and stand on the tarmac of Denver International Airport after being evacuated from a Delta flight from Detroit on Tuesday May 8, 2018, in Denver. A Delta Air Lines flight with 153 people on board was evacuated at Denver's airport after passengers reported smoke in the cabin. (Rachel Naftel via AP)

Passengers on a Delta jet got a fright on their flight from Detroit to Denver Tuesday.

After the plane landed, there was smoke in the cabin, airline officials said.

“After arrival in Denver and during taxi to the gate, Delta flight 1854 from Detroit to Denver stopped on a taxiway where customers deplaned via slides and over-wing exits due to an observance of smoke in the cabin," the company said in a statement. "Airport response vehicles met the aircraft out of an abundance of caution and customers were transported to the terminal via buses.

"The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is our top priority and we apologize for the concern this situation has caused.”

Officials said there was no visible fire on the plane, an MD-90 that which had 146 passengers on board at the time of the incident.

Denver airport spokeswoman Emily Williams said no major injuries were reported from smoke inhalation, but she has heard that a handful of passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation.

Associated Press contributed.