Southwest Emergency Landing in Phoenix

Friday, July 1, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 en route from El Paso to Phoenix
Where: Phoenix
When: Jun 30th 2011, 9:33 pm
Who: 139 aboard
Why: On approach to Phoenix, the pilot declared emergency and shut down an engine when one of the engines failed. Some of the systems operating were backup systems. Details about the engine issues were not released but Southwest said there was an “issue with engine exhaust.”

The plane made a safe landing at 9:33 with emergency services on standby, but taxied to the gate, and did not need towing.

Maintenance is examining the plane.

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