Southwest Vegas-to-Tulsa Flight Returns to Airport

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say a Southwest Airlines flight bound from Las Vegas to Tulsa, Okla., returned shortly after takeoff to McCarran International Airport after an indicator light signaled a fire in a cargo hold.

Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says Flight 481 departed about 1:20 p.m. Thursday but circled back after the crew reported a safety concern. It was met by fire and safety crews about 2:45 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says the Boeing 737-700 had 136 passengers and four crew members aboard. The aircraft was able to taxi to a gate.

Mainz says there was no fire, and mechanics later determined the indicator light malfunctioned.

He said passengers were booked on other flights.

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