Flight returns to Denver after problem during takeoff

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Posted: Jul 06, 2015 11:13 AM

DENVER (AP) — Southwest Airlines says a flight heading to Los Angeles returned to Denver International Airport because of possible tire problems during takeoff.

Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery tells Denver news station KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1HasbBr ) that Flight 2869 turned around Sunday. The airline said there were indications a tire had a "performance issue."

Passenger Paul Swatzel tells the TV station that a tire blew out when the plane took off, and it returned to the airport for a rough landing.

Montgomery says no injuries were reported.

The incident came a day after a security threat led authorities to check a Southwest flight that landed at the Denver airport. The FBI found the threat Saturday was not credible but wouldn't release further details.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com