Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing at the Portland International Airport: It was frightening

Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing at the Portland International Airport: It was frig ...

The right engine has mechanical problems, officials said on Wednesday. An Alaska-based flight to San Francisco landed from San Francisco after the accident Monday, the official said.

The pilot returned the Airbus A320 to Portland International Airport around 11 a.m., Alaska Airlines said.

The captain announced the fact that we had one engine failure, which he had an accident while he were on board Flight 297 with his wife and two children en route to visit his grandmother for Thanksgiving. It was frightening. said Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, who was on the flight with his wife and son on the way to visit his grandmother for Thanksgiving. I heard the engine on one side as it sank down but just a few minutes later, the captain told a very calmly announce that we

The plane caused a steady, high-pitched sound to be watched as it tripped away from 10,000 feet, said Cunningham-Parmeter, 48., of Portland. Fire was waiting at the tarmac and the plane landed as a precaution, he said.

Alaska Airlines said on a statement that Our pilots are among the best in the business, and they are trained for these types of scenarios. Our pilots are primarily driven by the ability to run a business that is complicated, but the pilots are extremely competitive.

The plane is being inspected by maintenance crews and its 150 passengers are being transferred onto different flights, the statement said.

On Thanksgiving Day, the emergency landing occurs during the busy holiday season, with a number of events, but up to a, dramatically more than usual, a year ago.

Catalina Gaitan; follow them on Twitter @catalinagaitan_.

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