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Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Colorado Springs Monday

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Posted at 8:58 AM, May 28, 2024

DENVER — A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Denver to Tampa, Florida had to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs Monday.

The flight didn't make it very far, leaving Denver at 7:13 p.m. Monday and landing in Colorado Springs at 8:22 p.m., according to FlightAware.

This all started after flight attendants reportedly smelled smoke in the cabin, following procedure, according to a spokesperson for Southwest.

The crew was able to safely get all the passengers off the plane onto the tarmac and on to a different flight to Tampa, a representative from Southwest told Denver7.

A flight left Colorado Springs at 10:58 p.m. Monday, landing in Tampa at 3:43 a .m. Tuesday, according to FlightAware.

Southwest did apologize for the inconvenience. The airline said safety is important for its customers and employees.

At last check, maintenance was evaluating the plane.

Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Colorado Springs Monday