Plane makes emergency landing in Cedar Rapids due to medical issue

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Southwest flight made an emergency landing in Cedar Rapids because of a medical issue involving someone on the plane.

Pam Hinman with the Eastern Iowa airport told TV9 tonight that the plane had to make what's called a medical diversion. The tower in Cedar Rapids was notified this was going to happen at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

The plane landed safely.

Southwest Airlines does not operate in the Eastern Iowa airport.