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Southwest Plane makes emergency landing in Tulsa

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 10:11:17-04

Southwest Flight 471 from Dallas to Kansas City made an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport Friday morning.

It left Dallas Love Field at 7:11am, bound for Kansas City when it was forced to divert. The plane landed safely at Tulsa International Airport just around 8:20.

A representative from Southwest Airlines confirms one of the gauges in the cockpit didn't match the others, and the captain decided to land in Tulsa to have maintenance check it out. Southwest said the plane made a routine landing and was able to taxi to the gate.

Southwest says protocol requires the pilot to declare an "emergency" to be able to deviate from a field flight plan and land at any airport that wasn't planned.

The airline is working with passengers who may miss a connecting flight due to the delay.

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