Southwest flight lands safely after issue with engine

Flight from New Orleans to Orlando diverted to Pensecola due to mechanical issue

A Southwest flight from New Orleans to Orlando landed safely after issues with the plane's engine, according to Southwest Airlines.

Flight #3472 had to divert to Pensacola after having a mechanical issue with the engine.

No injuries were reported.

Southwest Airlines released a statement on the incident Saturday afternoon.

"Today, the Captain of Flight #3472 from New Orleans to Orlando made the decision to divert to Pensacola due to a mechanical issue with the number one engine. The flight landed safely without incident at Pensacola International Airport at 9:40 a.m. central time. Initial reports indicate there were no injuries among the 99 passengers and five crew members onboard. We have notified the NTSB, and when authorized, we will be inspecting the aircraft to assess the damage. The aircraft is out of service, and we will work to accommodate the passengers to Orlando or their final destination as soon as possible."

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