Orlando flight makes emergency landing

March 29, 2011, 5:42 am

A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Orlando to Chicago had to make an emergency landing in Louisville after smoke was reportedly coming from the cockpit. Southwest spokeswoman Ashley Dillon says the 101 passengers from Flight 1385 are being transferred to another flight which will get them to their destination. The original plane will go in for a thorough maintenance check. Dillon said the first officer noticed the smell of smoke, which are thought to be from wires that connect to the windshield. Luckily, the smell cleared once power to the wires was turned off. She said the plane landed at Louisville International Airport with no problem, The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Source: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/032811-southwest-flight-makes-emergency-landing-in-kentucky

 


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