A Southwest Airlines flight with 125 passengers and 5 crew members made an emergency landing at Dallas Love Field this morning after blowing a tire on takeoff, and it was all captured live from a news helicopter on NBC 5 in Dallas.
Southwest Airlines said Flight 8 was en route to Austin when the tire problem was discovered after takeoff.
The Boeing 737-700 returned to Love Field and made a fly-by so that ground crews could look for potential damage. The plan circled and returned for a final approach
NBC 5’s Chopper 5 showed the plane landing with smoke coming from the outboard left side tire as it touched down.
The plane slowed and came to a stop without incident, and emergency crews met the plane. Ground crews then changed the tires and towed the plane in from the runway.
All 125 passengers and a crew of five will be put on another plane to continue their journey to Austin, according to Southwest Airlines.