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Problem forces Hawaiian flight to return to Oakland Airport

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A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland to Honolulu returned to the Oakland Airport because of a maintenance problem.

Hawaiian flight 47 with 229 passengers left Oakland at 9:28 a.m. and turned around shortly after takeoff.

The plane — a Boeing 767-300 — landed at Oakland Airport at about 12:54 p.m. Pacific time.

Passengers will be booked on another Hawaiian jet. 

A Hawaiian spokeswoman said there is no new estimated time arrival in Honolulu.

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