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August 9, 2013

Southwest jet diverted to Alabama after fire alarm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —

Authorities say a Southwest Airlines jet was diverted to Birmingham due to a mid-flight fire alarm.

Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz tells The Birmingham News (http://bit.ly/11RDR8P) that Southwest Flight 585 was en route from Kansas City to Tampa, Fla., Friday morning when the firm alarm sounded in the plane's rear lavatory.

The flight was diverted to Birmingham and landed around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

No injuries were reported among the 65 passengers and five crew members. Al.com reports that there was no fire or smoke on the plane.

Mainz said the passengers were being placed on another flight to Tampa after a delay of about an hour and a half.

 

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