Thursday, March 08, 2012

Smoke reported in Southwest jet at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS)

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Smoke was reported in the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines aircraft Thursday morning at Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

A team from the Federal Aviation Agency's aircraft rescue and firefighting unit found no fire on board, officials said.

The craft was parked at Gate 11, officials said. Passengers were taken off the plane and it was pulled away from the terminal.

According to the ABIA flight information page, the plane at Gate 11 was Flight 129 bound for Dallas Love Field and then to Albuquerque/Tucson.

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