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Engine trouble sends Hawaiian Air flight back to San Jose


    A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Honolulu had to return to San Jose this morning after experiencing problems with a right engine.

Ground crews are inspecting the Boeing 767 at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement.

Flight 43 lifted off from San Jose at 9:15 a.m. (Pacific time) with 252 passengers and a crew of 11. Arrangements are being made to get the passengers on other flights to Honolulu, the airline said. The flight was supposed to depart at 9:20 a.m. but left five minutes earlier.

During takeoff, the crew “identified a right engine power issue and the captain elected to return to San Jose,” Hawaiian said in a statement.

After declaring an emergency for priority clearance, the 767 landed at 9:55 a.m.

Flight 43 had been scheduled to land in Honolulu at 12:28 p.m. (Hawaii time.)

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