Flight headed for JIA diverted to Valdosta due to weather

A flight that was scheduled to land at Jacksonville International Airport had to be diverted to a small Valdosta airport due to inclement weather Thursday night.

According to JIA's arrival page, Southwest flight 1887 departed from Chicago, but when a crowded runway made landing impossible, pilots were forced to circle high above JIA.

Fuel began to run low and the jet had to fly nearly 100 miles to Valdosta Airport and refuel.

The flight was scheduled to head back to Jacksonville just before 9 p.m.

A viewer sent us pictures of the scene when the plane landed in Valdosta and said the plane took off shortly before 10:30 p.m.


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