Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at DFW Airport

A problem with the flaps of a Southwest Airlines plane forced a pilot to make an emergency landing at DFW.

Flight 1118 was headed to Dallas Love Field from Nashville Monday night. But as the plane was making the approach a cockpit instrument indicated one of the flaps might not fully have extended. 

The captain decided to land at DFW International Airport to use a longer runway.  The plane landed safely around 11 p.m.

There were 103 passengers on board. No one was hurt but the emergency vehicles were staged on the runway during the landing as a precaution.

In a statement issued overnight, Southwest said it worked quickly to accommodate the 103 passengers on the flight so they wouldn’t face further delays.

The airline offered them what it calls a gesture of good will for their inconvenience.