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Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Tampa

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Posted at 9:09 PM, Mar 28, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. — Shortly after takeoff, a Southwest flight on its way to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport, according to the airline.

Southwest says the flight was headed to Los Angeles International when pilots experienced an issue with the plane's nose gear. They landed the plane safely and customers were taken off.

The airline said another aircraft was being brought in.

Southwest Airlines sent us this statement:

"Southwest Airlines Flight 2222 from Tampa International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport returned to Tampa after Pilots reported a potential issue with the aircraft’s nose gear. The aircraft landed Safely. Customers were transported to the terminal via busses. Another aircraft was brought in and will continue the flight to Los Angeles where it’s expected to arrive a few hours behind schedule."