Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing in NY

Flight from Bradley Airport was Heading to Orlando

Southwest Airlines Flight 693 bound for Orlando, FL was forced to make an emergency landing at MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY. Sunday morning.  

No injuries were reported.

The Boeing 737 with 136 passengers and crew on board left Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, and was scheduled to land in Orlando at 10:00 a.m.

A Southwest spokesman said there were reports of smoke in the cabin and a flight attendant having trouble breathing. 

Passengers were reportedly using oxygen masks inside the cabin.

The crew made the decision to divert the flight and landed without incident at MacArthur Airport, the airline spokesman said.

It is not clear what caused the smokey conditions.

Southwest will replace the aircraft and continue the flight to Orlando.  Passengers should expect about a two-hour delay.

For more information please call Southwest Airlines at 1-800-435-9792. 

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