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No injuries after Southwest flight makes emergency landing in California

Passengers who were aboard a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday are OK after the plane had to make an emergency landing in California.

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Passengers who were aboard a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday are OK after the plane had to make an emergency landing in Sacramento, California, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said flight 791 "landed without incident" at the Sacramento International Airport around 5:45 p.m.

Southwest said a tire blew shortly after departing from Denver, Colorado.

"It almost sounded like a huge rut on the runway," explained passenger Adam Stone. "But obviously there’s no ruts on the runway."

Passengers from the flight said they heard a concerning noise as the aircraft started to take flight.

"After we took off, there was that loud boom, which I've never heard flying before, so I was definitely concerned," said passenger Danielle Daniels.

People onboard the aircraft did not learn of any sort of a problem with it until they landed in Sacramento and were greeted by ambulances and fire engines on the tarmac.

"We thought, there must be something going on," passenger Jim Dugoni said. "Well, turns out it was for our plane."

That's when, passengers said, the pilot explained what had happened.

The tire issue was in the main landing gear of the aircraft, a Southwest spokesperson said.

"Each component of the landing gear is designed with redundant, multiple tires, and our pilots are trained to deal with these types of landings," Southwest said in a statement. "The aircraft will be removed from our schedule to undergo a review."

Southwest also said the flight for passengers will resume through Southwest Flight 1122 to San Diego. There were 143 passengers and five crew members on board at the time.

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