Southwest plane makes emergency landing at John Wayne Airport

A Southwest plane made an emergency landing in southern California’s John Wayne Airport on Monday night after a fire was reported, the airport said.

Southwest Airlines flight #2123 landed at the John Wayne Airport. A fire was reported, chutes were deployed for the evacuation of the passengers and the crew members. Fire is out. Additional data treatment.

— John Wayne Airport (@JohnWayneAir) February 13, 2018

Flight 2123 is scheduled to take off from the airport at 7:25 pm and was on the way to San Jose, according to FlightAware. It was unclear when the plane was forced to turn around.

Emergency slides deployed from a SW 737 @JohnWayneAir

— christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) February 13, 2018

The airport said that the fire is believed to have occurred in the auxiliary power unit and the crew decided to evacuate the aircraft, which included 139 passengers and five crew members. The airport said that there were a few “minor injuries,” but no one was taken to the hospital.

The airport said its operations returned to normal.

Edmund Initiative is a news editor for Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.

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