Flight experiences generator issue; able to land safely at Mitchell

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Southwest Airlines spokesman says a plane headed to Mitchell on Wednesday afternoon, March 5th experienced a generator issue while in flight.

The plane was able to land without issue at Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee.

AirTran Flight 949 was traveling from Washington, D.C. to Milwaukee.

The crew discovered the generator issue about 10 minutes before the flight was to land at Mitchell -- and out of an abundance of caution, declared an emergency.

The plane -- a Boeing 717 landed with incident, and all 61 passengers were able to deplane normally.

Due to this generator issue, AirTran Flight 951 from Milwaukee to Atlanta was cancelled Wednesday evening -- as crews were examining the plane to make sure it is safe.

The passengers headed to Atlanta were put on AirTran Flight 107 from Milwaukee to Atlanta.

That flight left Mitchell at 5:10 p.m.