Nashville-bound Southwest jet returns safely to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane bound for Nashville, Tennessee, had to return to Los Angeles just after takeoff because of a mechanical problem.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says none of the 147 people aboard was injured as the jet landed safely on Monday night.

The passengers got off the plane on mobile staircases, were taken to the terminal and assigned to other flights.

Humphrey says the plane will remain in place on the runway while it’s inspected. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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