Southwest plane lands safely in Utah after pilot reports smoke
By Bob Mims
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published May 06 2014 10:19 am • Last Updated May 06 2014 12:31 pm
A Southwest Airlines plane landed safely late Tuesday morning at Salt Lake City International Airport after its pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann said Southwest Flight 1291, which had taken off from Denver about 8:40 a.m., was nearing its 10:05 a.m. arrival at Salt Lake City when the pilot reported the smoke.
However, the smoke had dissipated by the time the Boeing 737-700 aircraft landed, Gann said.
The crew and 131 passengers were safely evacuated and no serious injuries were reported.
Gann said the aircraft was allowed to taxi to the gate and would be checked out by maintenance crews.
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