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Disabled Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at LAX

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned. Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted to LAX, a spokesperson for Southwest said in an email. One man aboard the plane said the landing was high-speed and rough. Paul Mitchell said the pilot announced that there was a problem with the flaps and that the plane circled the Burbank airport before landing at the longer international runway at LAX. "We came into LAX so low and so fast it was eerie," said Mitchell, the vice president of Political Data Inc. and a...

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