Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Ky.

March 30, 2011


A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Orlando to Chicago has made an emergency landing in Louisville after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

Southwest spokeswoman Ashley Dillon says the 101 passengers from Flight 1385 are being transferred to another aircraft, and the problem plane will go in for a maintenance check. She says the first officer noticed the smell of smoke, apparently from wires that connect to the windshield, and that the smell cleared once power to the wires was turned off. She said the plane landed at Louisville International Airport with no problem.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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