Southwest plane makes emergency landing in Georgia


COLUMBUS, Ga. – Officials were investigating what caused a cabin pressure indicator to trip, forcing a Southwest Airlines plane to make an emergency landing in Georgia.

Airline spokesman Brad Hawkins said Southwest Flight 1050, traveling from Chicago to Fort Myers, Fla., was forced to land in Columbus, Ga., Sunday after a cabin pressure indicator went off. The incident did not prompt the release of the plane’s passenger oxygen masks, but the plane was diverted to Columbus as a precaution, he said.

No injuries were reported in the incident being investigated by both the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 737 jet’s 122 passengers boarded another in Columbus to fly to Fort Myers, CNN said.