A Southwest Airlines flight heading from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire moments after takeoff on Monday morning.

 

I was walking into work this morning and heard some loud popping noises. I looked up and saw flames coming from this plane. from r/SaltLakeCity

Southwest Airlines Flight 604 departed from Salt Lake City International Airport at 6:40 a.m., but soon began experiencing what Southwest has called a “performance issue” with an engine.

“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,” said Southwest in a statement.

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“Following established protocol and procedures, the pilots completed an uneventful landing.” – Fox News

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Southwest Flight 604 Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Catches on Fire