Engine Trouble Causes Emergency Landing in Salt Lake City
Photo courtesy of Southwest
On Monday, a Southwest Airlines flight was forced to return to Salt Lake City International Airport shortly after takeoff due to what the airline is calling “engine trouble.”
Southwest Airlines Flight 1731 departed from Salt Lake City International Airport en route to Los Angeles International Airport at 9:32 p.m. local time.
The pilot was forced to turn the plane around due to an issue with one of the plane’s engines, and landed at the airport just 33 minutes after takeoff at 10:05 p.m. local time. FlightAware.com reported the plane was originally supposed to depart at 8:10 p.m. local time, but was delayed.
Flight 1731 was able to land in Utah without any issues, and there were no reported injuries.
One of the passengers onboard, Aaron Sandler, reported on social media that the plane was met by emergency crews when it returned to the Salt Lake City airport. After a thorough inspection, Southwest Airlines Flight 1731 was permitted to depart again at 12:22 a.m. local time.
The situation comes just a day after a Singapore Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after encountering an engine problem that caused the wing of the aircraft to burst into flames.
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