The Wall Street Journal: Southwest Airlines flight lands in Florida after engine malfunctions

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A Southwest Airlines plane on the tarmac in July 2015.

A Southwest Airlines Co. flight landed safely Saturday morning following a major malfunction of one of its two engines during a flight across the Southeastern U.S.

The Boeing Co. 737-700 was flying from New Orleans to Orlando early Saturday operating as flight 3472 when it suffered the failure, causing the jet to quickly divert to Pensacola International Airport in northern Florida at 9:40 a.m. CDT, according to a statement from the airline.

A Southwest LUV, -1.14% spokesman said its initial reports indicated no injuries were reported among the 99 passengers and five crew aboard.

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