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Southwest Airlines flight turns back to McCarran

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 18:06:04-04

A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to land at McCarran International Airport on Wednesday afternoon because of a possible blown tire and possible tail strike.

Flight 511 was able to land safely around 2:13 p.m. and the emergency was terminated.

The flight departed McCarran for St. Louis at 12:55 p.m.

It was later determined that there was no blown tire. It is not known if there was a tail strike of some kind.