A Southwest Airlines jet that hit severe turbulence made an unplanned landing Wednesday afternoon at Kansas City International Airport before continuing on its way.
The flight was headed from Chicago to Austin, Texas, when it hit rough weather. The flight crew decided to land in Kansas City for a safety check “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a Southwest spokesman.
In Kansas City, crews checked the plane for damage. The flight carried about 175 passengers and crew. The passengers were taken off the aircraft and moved into the gate area during the delay, according to Joe McBride, a KCI spokesman.
No injuries were reported.
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The flight continued after the airplane was cleared to take off.