Southwest flight bound for Austin makes emergency landing

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 comes in for a landing at Love Field in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 comes in for a landing at Love Field in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A Southwest Airlines flight returned to Dallas Love Field Friday morning after it blew a tire on takeoff; Flight 8 had 125 people on board and was headed to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The pilot of the 737-700 with 125 people  on board declared an emergency and turned back to dallas.  The pilot conducted a fly by at the Dallas airport to allow ground crews to get a better look at the damaged tire.

The plane landed without incident in Dallas and was towed to the gate. Southwest Airlines officials told NBC the passengers would be put on another plane and allowed to continue their journey to Austin.

 

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