Southwest Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Port Columbus Airport


UPDATED: Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:07 AM

A Southwest Airlines passenger plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport late Tuesday night.

A spokesperson from Southwest Airlines told 10TV that Flight 424 from Baltimore/Washington to Chicago-Midway diverted to Columbus after the pilots receiving a smoke indication in the forward cargo hold.

The captain declared an emergency and landed safely.

Emergency evacuation slides were deployed and all 49 passengers and five crew members on board escaped safely.

No injuries were reported.

Emergency vehicles surrounded the plane on the taxiway and found no indication of smoke or a fire.

Southwest Airlines say the aircraft is out of service for further inspections and they are working to get passengers to Chicago first thing in the morning.

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