Southwest flight makes emergency landing in SLC after engine fire

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SALT LAKE CITY - A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Salt Lake City International Airport Monday morning.

Officials said the right engine caught fire shortly after takeoff in Salt Lake City at 6:40 a.m. and the plane immediately returned to the airport.

Flight 604 was headed for LAX.

No injuries were reported.

According to Southwest, the passengers will be moved to a different aircraft to continue the flight to LAX.

Southwest Airlines sent Fox 13 News this statement:

The pilots of flight 604 operating today from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) elected to return to SLC after receiving a cockpit indication of a performance issue with one of the aircraft engines. Following established protocol and procedures, the pilots completed an uneventful landing. The customers will be swapped to a new aircraft to continue the flight to LAX. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines.

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