Plane makes emergency landing in Columbus

Southwest emergency landing in Columbus. (Photo/NBC)
Southwest emergency landing in Columbus. (Photo/NBC)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Southwest Flight 424 from Baltimore to Chicago safely landed around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Columbus vice president of business development and communications David Whitaker says passengers were safely evacuated, and the plane was inspected. No problems were found.

Whitaker says Southwest is working with getting passengers to their destinations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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