In the last few moments, a Southwest Airlines flight to West Palm Beach from Baltimore has declared an emergency on its descent and is diverting to Orlando.
WN1183 is being operated by N924WN, a Boeing 737-700 that is 15 years old at the time of writing.
At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is, with the aircraft reported to be diverting to Orlando.
Updates from the Southwest Flight to West Palm Beach: Diversion to Orlando!
This is a developing story. Updates to follow shortly.
UPDATE #1 @ 2026 UK time – Southwest Airlines flight WN1183 is descending through 13,000 feet and lower, with @RadarBoxCom reporting a diversion to Orlando currently.
UPDATE #2 @ 2028 UK time – WN1183 is currently passing under 10,000 feet and is heading in the direction of Orlando at this time. West Palm Beach is a no-go currently.
UPDATE #3 @ 2030 UK time – WN1183 is passing through 6,000 feet and is getting itself ready for its approach attempt into the diversion airfield of Orlando International Airport.
UPDATE #4 @ 2032 UK time – WN1183 entering final into the airport now, still no confirmation as of yet into the cause of the emergency.
UPDATE #5 @ 2034 UK time – Touchdown! Southwest flight WN1183 has successfully touched down and diverted into Orlando International Airport following the broadcasting of the 7700 emergency squawk. This still remains a developing story.
UPDATE #6 @ 2041 UK time – Reports coming in that the cause of the emergency was due to a Medical onboard. Awaiting further confirmation.
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