Texas bound Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing at New Orleans

Published on : Saturday, July 30, 2016

Southwest airlineA San Antonio bound Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in New Orleans on Friday afternoon. According to an airline official, the pilots had reported “issues with pressurisation”.

 

The flight was carrying 125 passengers. Southwest planned to put the 125 passengers on another flight that was set to depart from New Orleans at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in San Antonio at 9:05 p.m., airline spokeswoman Emily Samuels said.

 

The flight had left Tampa about 2:50 p.m. CDT. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said Southwest Flight No. 775 landed safely at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner about 4 p.m. after the decision for the emergency diversion was made.

 

Diverting the flight to New Orleans was simply a matter of safety.

 

Samuels said in a statement that, they appreciate the patience of their customers during the delay of their travel plans.

 

The plane diverted was a Boeing 737-700 with a crew of five aboard.

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