Southwest Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Midway Airport - NBC Chicago

Southwest Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Midway Airport

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    Plane Returns to Midway Terminal After Report of Smoke in Cabin

    Passengers were safely exiting a Southwest Airlines plane that returned to a nearby gate after there was reportedly smoke in its cabin Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016)

    A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Midway to "investigate potential smoke in the cockpit," airline officials confirmed Tuesday.

    Flight number 2390 was traveling from Columbus to Denver and diverted to Midway airport after the captain declared an emergency, officials said.

    "Following airport protocol, the tower sent emergency vehicles to meet the aircraft upon arrival," said a Southwest Airlines spokeswoman in a statement. "The 112 customers and five crew members will continue to Denver on a different aircraft and are scheduled to arrive about one hour and 30 minutes behind schedule."

    Multiple ambulances responded but were called off after no injuries were reported.

    The aircraft will remain out of service pending a review by Southwest maintenance teams, the spokeswoman said.