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Southwest flight makes emergency landing at Sky Harbor

Rikki Mitchell

Photo courtesy of Phoenix station KNXV.

Southwest flight makes emergency landing at Sky Harbor

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jun 10, 2013

PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) - A Southwest Flight heading to Texas had to make an emergency landing at Sky Harbor Monday for a possible threat.

A spokeswoman with Sky Harbor International Airport says the plane was heading from Los Angeles to Austin and was diverted to Phoenix for an emergency landing.

Police in Los Angeles requested that police in Phoenix check out the possible threat.

The 143 passengers on board were evacuated from the aircraft.

The plane has been isolated and is not near the terminal.

Flights at Sky Harbor are arriving and departing as scheduled.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.