VIDEO: Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Hobby Airport

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Southwest Airlines plane headed to New Orleans with 127 people aboard declared an emergency this afternoon, but landed safely at Hobby Airport.

A Southwest representative says a cockpit indicator light associated with the number 1 engine on Flight 4820 came on and the pilot decided to turn back and declare an emergency.

The plane managed to land without incident and taxi down the runway, followed by airport fire vehicles.

Southwest says the plane involved in this landing has been taken out of service for a maintenance review.

The passengers going to New Orleans were moved onto another flight and are expected to be a couple hours late.
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