Published: Feb 19, 2013 9:43 PM EST
Updated: Feb 20, 2013 12:12 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- "We were circling to come in and then the pilot came on and said the were experiencing some problems with a sensor light for the landing gear and we were going to circle around again so they could fly past the tower so they could look to make sure the gear was actually was down."

Passenger Cindy Welch said she was nervous-so were other passengers on board Southwest Airlines flight 446 from St. Louis.

"It is really scary because it is the first flight I ever had where there was something wrong on," said Susan Wood.
She soothed her frayed nerves by chatting with another passenger- who wasn't worried at all.

Tom Welch said, "I was in the back of the plane and he said he didn't get a green light on a sensor you get three green lights when the gear is down and in this case he only got two green lights apparently."

Despite a few stressful moments on board, the flight landed safely.

Wood said, "We all clapped and cheered. I think they did a good job, but it was a little scary because you don't know."