Monday, April 21, 2014

Denver-bound Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Kansas City

DENVER — A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Indianapolis to Denver made an emergency landing in Kansas City Monday after an apparent hydraulic fluid leak, the airline said in a statement.

Following an alarm in the cockpit, SWA Flight 3 landed about 3:30 p.m. local time with no complications and no injuries, Southwest said. The plane was taken out of service, and some 127 passengers were moved to a later flight.

“Emergency crews verified no immediate threat and our Crew taxied the aircraft to the gate under its own power, where 127 Customers and five Crew members deplaned through the jet bridge into the terminal,” a Southwest spokeswoman said.

The cause of the alarm was not immediately known.