Southwest Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Jacksonville airport after potential mechanical issue

A Southwest Airlines landed safely Tuesday morning after an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 landed safely Tuesday morning after an emergency landing at Jacksonville International Airport.

The plane landed just before 8 a.m. after being diverted to JAX.

According to the airport, there was a fuel leak in one of the engines prompting the pilot to shut it down, but a Southwest spokesperson said that is not confirmed and the situation is still being looked into by mechanics.

The plane landed safely.

The flight left Tampa just before 7 a.m. and was scheduled to land in Indianapolis before it was diverted. More than 100 people were on board.

Southwest issued a statement to News4JAX about the incident:

“Flight 756 between Tampa and Indianapolis diverted to Jacksonville earlier today to check out a potential mechanical issue. The aircraft landed safely and is out of service while being reviewed by mechanics. A different aircraft is being brought in to continue the flight to Indianapolis. We appreciate our Customers’ patience as we work to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible.”