Southwest flight forced to make emergency landing

Posted: 5:04 PM, Aug 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-27 17:05:26-04

A Southwest airlines flight bound from New Orleans to Orlando was forced to make an emergency landing in Pensacola, Florida because of an engine issue.

Southwest flight No. 3472 landed in Pensacola at 9:40 this morning, 10 minutes after discovering an engine issue. None of the 99 passengers and five crew members were injured.

Photos on social media showed extensive damage to an engine on the left side of the aircraft.



Passengers on the plane was placed on another flight, and were expected to arrive in Orlando at 9 p.m.