Smoke in cockpit forces emergency landing

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Southwest Airlines flight leaving Louisville made an emergency landing at Louisville International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

According to information from the FAA and the Regional Airport Authority, Flight 69, a Boeing 737, left Louisville at 6:40 p.m. with 137 passengers on board heading to Phoenix. About 35 minutes after takeoff, the flight crew reported to Louisville International tower there was smoke in the cockpit. The plane was instructed to return to Louisville International and was met by fire crews from the airport and with Louisville Fire and Rescue upon landing around 7:40 p.m.

No injuries were reported. The plane is being checked out by mechanics.

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