Southwest Airlines Suffers Engine “Issue,” Diverts to Pensacola
A Southwest Airlines flight that left Louis Armstrong International Airport Saturday morning was diverted to Pensacola, Florida, when one of its engines began having mechanical issues mid-flight.
The incident was reported before 10 a.m. after the plane left the New Orleans airport for its scheduled flight to Orlando, Florida.
A spokesperson for Southwest said Flight #3472 made the decision to divert to Pensacola because of a mechanical issue with one of its engines. The plane landed safely around 9:40 a.m. at Pensacola International Airport.
Officials said there were no injuries among the 99 passengers and five crew members who were on the plane. The passengers will be transferred to another plane.