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WN Makes Emergency Landing In AUS

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 pm

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Updated today at 2:44 PM

AUSTIN -- A Southwest Airlines plane made and emergency landing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Tuesday afternoon. The plane landed with just one functioning engine.

Flight number 1647 bound for Ft. Lauderdale from Phoenix had 139 passengers on board.

I'm guessing PAX are making their way to FLL by now. Doesn't say what caused the engine failure.
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RE: WN Makes Emergency Landing In AUS

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:39 pm

Haven't heard anything at work yet. Hope all is well.
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RE: WN Makes Emergency Landing In AUS

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:43 pm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...7/history/20120306/1605Z/KPHX/KFLL

Here is the tracking website for it.

Appears they cancelled the FLL-MCO section as somehow MCO-MDW which is continuing is flying onward.

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RE: WN Makes Emergency Landing In AUS

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:46 pm

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
Appears they cancelled the FLL-MCO section as somehow MCO-MDW which is continuing is flying onward.

It's more likely they have, or can get a spare at MCO vs FLL so they can re-originate the flight in MCO and they may have been able to accommodate those FLL-MCO pax on earlier or later flights given that it's the middle of the week.
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RE: WN Makes Emergency Landing In AUS

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:28 pm

This was the top news story on the 5:00 pm news of our local ABC affiliate.

Southwest plane makes emergency landing at ABIA

Must be a slow news day.

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