Southwest flight from Kansas City diverted to Alabama after fire alarm

Southwest Airlines (KSN File Photo)
Southwest Airlines (KSN File Photo)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a Southwest Airlines jet was diverted to Birmingham due to a mid-flight fire alarm.

Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz tells The Birmingham News that Southwest Flight 585 was en route from Kansas City to Tampa, Fla., Friday morning when the firm alarm sounded in the plane’s rear lavatory.

The flight was diverted to Birmingham and landed around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

No injuries were reported among the 65 passengers and five crew members. reports that there was no fire or smoke on the plane.

Mainz said the passengers were being placed on another flight to Tampa after a delay of about an hour and a half. 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, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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