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Southwest flight diverted to Orlando over blown tire

Passengers headed from Fort Lauderdale to Denver

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 passenger jet taxis on the tarmac after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport.
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 passenger jet taxis on the tarmac after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


ORLANDO, Fla. – A flight leaving Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Orlando because of a blown front tire.

Southwest flight 736 was heading to Denver when its tire blew upon departure. The diversion was made out of an abundance of caution, according to Southwest Airlines officials.

The flight landed safely and officials with the airline said it is working to get customers to their final destinations as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the blown tire is being addressed by the Southwest Technical Operations Team.