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Flight makes emergency landing at Austin airport after unusual odor reported

Flight makes emergency landing in Austin after unusual odor reported

KVUE — A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Austin to Dallas returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Airline officials said the crew on Southwest Airlines Flight 481 reported an odor in the passenger cabin, and the captain declared an emergency as a precaution.

The plane landed safely at ABIA, but Southwest Airline officials say fire and rescue personnel observed a "hot spot" on the wing of the plane and advised that the plane not pull up to the terminal.

Southwest officials said the captain deployed evacuation slides to help passengers onto the tarmac.

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Southwest Flight ABIA Emergency Landing
A Dallas-bound Southwest flight returned to ABIA to make an emergency landing. Courtesy of KVUE News