Jet with engine on fire makes emergency landing at Lubbock airport

Jet with engine on fire makes emergency landing at Lubbock airport

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A jet with an engine on fire made an emergency landing at the Lubbock airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The Boeing 737 operated by Southwest was on its way from Phoenix to Oklahoma City with 104 people on board.

The plane landed safely around 5:30 p.m.

The pilot reported engine vibration and air traffic control said flames could be seen coming out of the engine.

Fortunately, the fire was extinguished and light smoke could be seen coming from the engine as the plane went to the gate.

Southwest says the aircraft has been taken out of service and a new plane is coming to take passengers to Oklahoma City.

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