Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737: Incident occurred August 28, 2018 at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), Lubbock County, Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas - A Boeing 737 made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in Lubbock.

The jetliner had approximately 115 people on board and safely landed around 5:30 p.m. The flight, operated by Southwest Airlines, took off from Phoenix and was traveling to Oklahoma City.

The pilot reported engine vibration and diverted to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, a Southwest Airlines media representative said.

Flames were reportedly coming out of one of the engines, according to air traffic control. However, they were quickly extinguished.

Southwest Airlines said it is not unusual for excess fuel to burn in this situation, but the airline representative could not confirm there was a fire.

Light smoke was seen coming from an engine as it moved to the gate.

Southwest Airlines said passengers should be at their final destination four hours later than originally planned.

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  A jet with an engine on fire made an emergency landing at the Lubbock airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The Boeing 737 operated by Southwest was on its way from Phoenix to Oklahoma City with 104 people on board.

The plane landed safely around 5:30 p.m.

The pilot reported engine vibration and air traffic control said flames could be seen coming out of the engine.

Fortunately, the fire was extinguished and light smoke could be seen coming from the engine as the plane went to the gate.

Southwest says the aircraft has been taken out of service and a new plane is coming to take passengers to Oklahoma City.

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