News Plane incidents — 25 October 2017

AMARILLO – A Southwest Airlines flight 1604 makes an emergency in Amarillo following a smoke detector being set off.

According to Captain Larry Davis of the Amarillo Fire Department, at about 11:30 this morning, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

According to a statement from Southwest Airlines, the captain of the flight made the decision to divert to Amarillo after the aft lavatory smoke detector was set activated.

The flight was originally scheduled from Tulsa International Airport to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

The airline says the smoke detector was set off by a passenger using a vaporizer, but that there was never any smoke.

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