'Engine Issue' Forces Southwest Flight to Return to Salt Lake City Airport

The LAX-bound Southwest aircraft returned about 30 minutes later.

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.

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.