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Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 22, 2013

Oklahoma news briefs
Published: January 22, 2013

In brief


Cabin smoke alters flight

A Southwest Airlines flight from Kansas City to Houston was diverted to Tulsa after crew members smelled smoke in the aircraft's cabin. Southwest spokeswoman Olga Romero in Dallas said Flight 254, with 76 passengers and five crew members on board, landed safely at Tulsa International Airport about 9:15 a.m. Monday after the pilot diverted there as a precaution. She said there were no injuries. Romero said the Boeing 737 was being inspected in Tulsa, and passengers were placed on a flight to Dallas to board a connecting flight to Houston.



Teens hurt in coyote chase

Two state teens who chased and tried to run over a coyote were injured when the pickup they were in rolled. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the 17-year-olds were driving Sunday night on old State Highway 88 in Rogers County when they saw the coyote running in a field. They turned the truck into the field and chased the animal. Police reported the coyote “took evasive action,” and the teens rolled the truck when turning sharply. The passenger crawled to the roadside and flagged down help about 11:30 p.m. The teens were in stable condition. The report said they weren't wearing seat belts.