Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted to Bradley Airport in CT Due To Mechanical ‘Issue,’ Official Says

May 31, 2023

May 30—WINDSOR LOCKS — A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted to Bradley International Airport Monday after the aircraft reported a mechanical problem during the flight, a company official said.

The aircraft landed safely around 8:45 p.m. and there was no impact to the airport, according to Alisa Sisic, a spokesperson for the Connecticut Airport Authority, which operates the airport.

A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines said a mechanical problem prompted the captain to divert to Bradley instead of continuing the flight from Providence to Baltimore.

The spokesperson said the captain of Flight 2547 decided to land at Bradley "to have the aircraft reviewed by mechanics." Procedure requires captains to declare an emergency if they will deviate from their flight plans and land at an alternate airport, the spokesperson said.

The landing was described as "uneventful."

"We're working now with any of the 146 customers whose travel plans include onward flights from Baltimore, where they will arrive well behind schedule this evening aboard another aircraft now headed to Bradley International," the Southwest spokesperson said Monday night. "We're grateful for the patience and understanding of our customers as we put nothing higher than ultimate safety in operating every flight."

"The inbound aircraft is out of service for the evening and will be reviewed," the spokesperson said.


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