Plane Bound for Columbus Lands at Yeager as a Precaution

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A flight headed from Orlando to Columbus landed in Charleston Monday as a precaution.

The Southwest Airlines flight landed at Yeager just before 11 a.m.

Airport officials say several fuel lights indicating a problem came on in the cockpit.

The plane was landed as a precaution.

Airport officials say this was a good test of the emergency plan.

"From as much practice and training that we have had at the airport, everything went as well as can be expected. Everything went smooth today," Terry Sayre, Assistant Airport Director said.

Southwest Airlines is bringing in a new plane to pick up the passengers.

They hope to have them back in the air Monday evening.

One passenger told they didn't mind the delay. "I am just thankful that we are heading home here soon. It may be late, but we are going home," said Sand Alvis.

A mechanic is also being brought in to fix the grounded plane.

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