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updated: 4/20/2013 8:39 PM

Southwest flight diverted to O'Hare after mechanical problem

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A Southwest Airlines flight from Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to O'Hare International Airport instead of Midway late Saturday afternoon after a possible mechanical problem, according to an airport spokeswoman.

Southwest Flight 2187 experienced "some sort of mechanical issue" and landed at 5:53 p.m. Saturday at O'Hare, said Karen Pride, director of media relations for the Chicago Department of Aviation.

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Chris Mainz of Southwest Airlines said the flight was diverted because of a faulty indication light, and it landed safely with no injuries.

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