Engine problem prompts emergency landing of Southwest Airlines

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Southwest AirlinesA flight of Southwest Airlines that was departing from Salt Lake City International Airport was compelled to turn around and go for an emergency landing a short while after taking off on account of an engine malfunction as per an airport spokesperson.


Southwest Airlines flight 604 that was heading to Los Angeles International Airport was in the air for a few minutes.


During this time the pilots came to know about a ‘performance issue’ inside the right-side engine and decided to turn around, as per the airline. The entire flight lasted for less than 30 minutes.


Witnesses on the ground and on the aircraft told the media that they had caught sight of flames emanating from the area of the right engine.


The airport also told the media house that they had received reports of fire coming out of the engine.


All the 110 passengers and five crew members on board the Boeing 737 were able to make a safe landing and emergency crews waiting on the tarmac did not need to take any action.


Some of the passengers mentioned that they had heard loud popping sounds and after that the aircraft had started shaking and lights inside the cabin started to flicker.


Southwest said that all passengers were placed on a new aircraft and would land in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.


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