A Southwest Airlines flight headed to Tulsa returned to Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport yesterday when and indicator light signaled a fire in a cargo hold.
‘Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says Flight 481 departed about 1:20 p.m. but circled back after the crew reported a safety concern. It was met by fire and safety crews about 2:45 p.m.
The Boeing 737-700 had 136 passengers and four crew members aboard and was able to taxi back to the gate after landing.
The airline says there was no fire, and mechanics later determined the indicator light had malfunctioned.
One passenger told News On 6, people were nervous since they didn’t know what was going on.’
There were no injuries reported.