'Engine Issue' Forces Southwest Flight to Return to Salt Lake City Airport
The LAX-bound Southwest aircraft returned about 30 minutes later.
Byby DAVID CAPLAN
June 28, 2016, 7:20 AM
• 2 min read
-- A Southwest Airlines aircraft returned to Salt Lake City International Airport shortly after takeoff Monday night due to engine trouble, the airline said.
According to the Dallas-based airline, Southwest flight 1731 departed from Salt Lake City and was bound for Los Angeles International Airport, but it turned around due to an "engine issue."
The aircraft, a Boeing 737, landed without any issues. There were no known injuries either, the airline said.
Passenger Aaron Sandler posted the photo below on Instagram upon returning to Salt Lake City, writing, "That was nice of the fire department to greet us when we made an emergency landing back in SLC because of engine trouble. #southwest."
The aircraft departed Salt Lake City at 9:32 p.m., and landed back at the airport 33 minutes later, at 10:05 p.m, according to FlightAware.com. The flight was initially scheduled to depart at 8:10 p.m.
Also according to FlightAware.com, Southwest 1731 departed again at 12:22 a.m., with a scheduled arrival time at LAX of 12:47 a.m. local time.