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Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Louisville

Southwest flight 1385 just after landing at Louisville International Airport Southwest flight 1385 just after landing at Louisville International Airport

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Southwest Airlines flight heading from Orlando to Chicago made an emergency landing at Louisville International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit. 

Flight 1385 landed without incident around 3:25 p.m. No injuries were reported among the 101 passengers.

According to Ashley Dillon, a Southwest spokesperson, the first officer noticed a smell of smoke in the cockpit from wires that connected to the windshield. The power to the wires was turned off and the smell went away.

Dillon said the passengers were being rebooked on another flight to Chicago. The plane will be checked the Southwest maintenance personnel and will not be used until it is cleared.

Southwest Airlines is based in Dallas, TX and its entire fleet is made up of 547 Boeing 737's, a short to medium range, twin engine jetliner. 

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