Columbus (Kailey Latham) -- A Southwest Airlines plane coming from the Baltimore and Washington area makes an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport overnight.Airport officials tell ABC 6 that the pilots of Southwest Airlines Flight 424 received a smoke indication in the forward cargo hold. The plane was heading to Chicago-Midway at the time of the notification, but the plane's captain declared an emergency and landed safely in Columbus.Emergency vehicles met the aircraft on the taxiway. All five crew members and 49 passengers were evacuated. Southwest Airlines says they determined smoke was found in the forward cargo hold. The airplane is out of service until further inspections.
Southwest Airlines says all passengers were transferred to another flight to Chicago-Midway.
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