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Southwest Airlines Flight 1646 Diverted to Colorado Springs Airport
  Southwest Airlines Flight 1646 Diverted to Colorado Springs Airport
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Emergency Landing at Colorado Springs Airport

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 13, 2011)

Southwest Airlines Flight 1646, a Boeing 737-300 flying from Phoenix to Denver, diverted to the Colorado Springs Airport this morning. At 11:09AM the aircraft's crew declared an emergency, reporting that there was smoke in the cockpit. There were 141 passengers and 8000 pounds of fuel on board. The aircraft landed without incident at 11:42AM on runway 35R and upon having been inspected, taxied to the terminal. There were no injuries reported, and all people on board deplaned at the gate. Southwest Airlines dispatched a second aircraft, due to arrive at the Airport at approximately 3:15PM, to fly the passengers to Denver.

Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR responded to this incident.

For additional information, contact Southwest Public Affairs at (214) 792-4847.

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