Fire Crews Respond To Aircraft Emergency

The Colorado Springs Fire Department assisted with an inbound aircraft emergency at the Springs airport.

The fire department has confirmed that a 737 from Southwest Airlines was diverted to Colorado Springs due to smoke reported in the cockpit. All 141 passengers and crew members were able to get off the plane safely.

The plane had taken off from Phoenix and was headed to Denver. Southwest Airlines is now flying in another plane to the Springs airport and will take those passengers to Denver around 2:30 p.m.

No word yet from Southwest Airlines about what may have caused the smoke in the cockpit.