DALLAS, TX — A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Dallas Sunday had to turn around over eastern Idaho after someone forgot to unload a human heart allegedly intended for transplant. The flight had to return to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Sunday afternoon in order to deliver the organ, which is only viable for a few hours, the Seattle Times reported.
Southwest flight 3606 landed back in Seattle after three hours because it was "absolutely necessary to deliver the shipment to its destination in the Seattle area as quickly as possible," Southwest spokesman Dan Landson told the Times.
"Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and the safe delivery of the precious cargo we transport every day," Landson added.
It is unclear who the heart was intended for and why it was forgotten on the plane.
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