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Update: Replacement Plane Sent to Continue Journey After Emergency Landing

Southwest airlines is sending a replacement plane to continue passengers on their journey after an emergency landing at Abilene Regional Airport.

12:45 a.m. Update

A replacement plane is being sent and should arrive around 2 p.m. to continue passengers on their journey to Albuquerque, NM.

Two of the passengers have opted to take cars instead.

12:30 a.m. Update

All 128 passengers have disembarked from the plane as responders continue to investigate. 

12:20 a.m. Update

First responders say the passengers will remain on the plane and will not disembark after an inspection of the cockpit showed no signs of smoke.

There is no word at this time on whether or not passengers will continue their flight aboard the same aircraft as investigators continue to inspect the plane.

The jet was headed from Dallas Love Field to Albuquerque, NM.

12:11 a.m. Update

The 128 passengers of the Southwest jet that made an emergency landing at Abilene Regional Airport will be evacuated.

The plane was taxied to the terminal where first-responders inspected the inside of the plane and revoked the emergency status.

The Abilene Fire Department was dismissed, though the airport's fire department has remained on scene.

Passengers will receive refreshments before continuing on their journey. 

At this time, it is not known where the jet was headed, but we will have more information.

Original Story

Shortly before noon, a passenger jet declared an in-flight emergency and landed safely at Abilene Regional Airport.

The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

First-responders are on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.   

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