Southwest flight headed toward SMF diverted due to ‘potential mechanical issue’

(FOX40.COM) — A Southwest Airlines flight traveling to the Sacramento International Airport was diverted to St. Louis due to a “potential mechanical issue,” a spokesperson with the airline said.

The aircraft was taken out of service for review after diverting to St. Louis, which is where the flight originally took off.

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The spokesperson for the airline told that customers were being “accommodated on a different aircraft” to Sacramento.

“We appreciate our Customers’ patience as we work to get them to their destination as quickly as possible,” the spokesperson said.

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