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DALLAS A Southwest Airlines jet circled over Dallas Love Field and eventually landed safely after an emergency forced the plane to circle the airport late Friday morning.

According to a statement from the airline, Flight 8 departed from Love Field to Austin but was forced to return due to a tire issue that was noticed shortly after takeoff.

'The captain in command of the Boeing 737-700 worked with air traffic controllers and our ground personnel to allow for a visual, 'fly by' inspection to check for potential damage before the aircraft safely landed and was towed to the gate,' read the statement to News 8.

Southwest Airlines said the 125 passengers aboard the Boeing 737-700 will be placed on other flights.

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