October 24, 2014
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.