WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

National News

WJBD - National News - Southwest Jet Turns Back After Smoke Reported in Cabin

Southwest Jet Turns Back After Smoke Reported in Cabin

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) --  A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight returned to Austin minutes after takeoff Sunday due to a report of smoke in the cabin, an airline spokesperson confirmed.

Flight 4625 left Austin at 9:18 p.m. Central Time. The smoke was reported after takeoff -- and the plane turned back, landing after 9:30 p.m., according to FlightAware.

Firefighters responded to Austin Bergstrom International Airport after the plane landed, ABC affiliate KVUE reports.

According to a Southwest Airlines spokesperson, passengers boarded onto a new plane and arrived in Dallas about two hours behind schedule.

The aircraft, a Boeing 737, was taken out of service for inspection. No one was injured, and the cause of the situation remains under investigation.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

See other NationalNews news:

After $175M Verdict, Feds to Examine Widely-Used Guardrails
DHS Places Restrictions on Passengers Entering US from West Africa
A Look at Where Manhunt Subject Eric Frein Has Been Spotted
Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video
Juror in Polo Mogul's Retrial Violated Computer Rule




This Site logo