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Flight to Hawaii makes emergency landing in Oakland; no injuries reported

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:08 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. » Officials say an Alaska Airlines flight en route from San Jose to Honolulu was forced to make an emergency landing in Oakland shortly after takeoff after the crew reported a possible bird strike.

The flight landed without incident at Oakland International Airport around 9 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured.

Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Marianne Lindsey said the pilot reported feeling something ingested into an engine and landed as a precaution. The plane likely hit a bird, but Lindsey said crews were still inspecting the plane in the afternoon and had not yet confirmed a bird strike.

Lindsey said there were 157 passengers and six crew members on board. They were transferred to another plane that left for Hawaii at 10 a.m.

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cojef wrote:
Those darn engines ingest any darn thing. They are a hungry bunch.
on October 16,2013 | 09:47AM
HealthyandHappy wrote:
Alaska Air should get the kind of engines HawaiianAir uses. They have undergone sensitivity training
on October 16,2013 | 10:06AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Huh, I was on a Southwest red-eye out of Kona to Phoenix at 10:30 PM with 200 people on board -- and five minutes after takeoff it lost one of its two engines. (Pilot came on the intercom and said "Folks, we are now a one-engine aircraft and we're returning to Kona".) We had to dump tons of fuel and came in so hot we ended up thirty feet short of the end of the runway -- and Kona has a long runway. Yet, nary a mention of that one in any of the local media.
on October 16,2013 | 10:24AM
serious wrote:
Must have been some flight since Southwest doesn't serve Hawaii. I can imagine there was no mention, but only in your dreams!!
on October 16,2013 | 11:06AM
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