Flight diverted to Las Vegas due to alarm issue

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Updated: 12/24/2013 9:32 am

PHOENIX (AP) — A plane from Phoenix to Sacramento was diverted to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas when a bathroom smoke alarm activated without an apparent cause.

The Arizona Republic reports that a smoke alarm sounded in the back lavatory of a Southwest Airlines plane about an hour into the flight Monday evening.

Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Lendson says the flight was diverted as a precaution to Las Vegas after someone who trains pilots and happened to be a passenger on the plane determined the alarm had been tripped.

That person found no traces of smoke.

Passengers exited the plane in Las Vegas and boarded another plane to Sacramento.

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