Flight diverted to Mitchell International Airport

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by Brittany Baumann

MILWAUKEE-- Southwest Airlines flight #224 from Austin, Texas to Chicago Midway had to be diverted to Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee Thursday night. Southwest Airlines says the pilot changed course after there was an indication mid-flight that there was something wrong with one of the plane's flaps.

The pilot landed the plane safely at Mitchell International just before 9pm Thursday. All 133 passengers on board at the time took off another flight headed to Chicago Midway about an hour after landing in Milwaukee. No one was hurt. Southwest Airlines has not confirmed if there was an issue with the plane.

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