Philly-bound Southwest flight made emergency landing

Tim Jimenez
May 20, 2018 - 9:31 am
Southwest Airlines

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia-bound Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing Saturday afternoon. 

Flight 5913 from Las Vegas had to shift gears and head to Indianapolis after a pressurization warning light came on even though the plane didn't actually lose pressure, according to a spokeswoman for the airline.

To play it safe, the flight was diverted to Indianapolis, where it landed safely. 

Officials said there were 139 passengers and five crew members on board. No one was seriously hurt. 

They all hopped on another plane, which landed in Philadelphia the same night. In all, airline officials said travelers added four-and-a-half hours to their trip.

Southwest said crews are inspecting the original plane. 

This incident comes weeks after a Southwest flight to Newark had to make an emergency landing in Cleveland because of a cracked window, and just a month after the mid-air engine explosion and emergency landing in Philadelphia.