Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Honolulu





  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Daniel K. Inouye International Airport


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A possible engine problem caused an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Honolulu to make an emergency landing tonight at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Alaska Airlines spokesman Daniel Chun said that a filter bypass light indicated a possible problem in one of the two engines, which caused the flight crew to alert the airport.

"The flight crew, following the procedures, stopped the engine and continued to Honolulu," the airlines said in a statement. "The other engine and all the other systems were operating normally, while an emergency landing was declared, the flight landed safely."

Chun said initially the flight was going to be redirected to Kahului, but he was able to arrive at your scheduled destination in Honolulu.

AA Flight 145 left Seattle at 6:51 p.m. (PT) and arrived in Honolulu around 9:50 p.m. local time. There were 157 passengers on board.

Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said the airport was notified of the possible problem with the flight about 45 minutes after its arrival.

The Aircraft and Fire Rescue personnel was sent to the track as a precaution.

Sakahara said that the flight crew contacted the airport after the plane landed to cancel the emergency warning. The plane was able to roll to its designated door on its own.

No injuries were reported.

Airline personnel will inspect the aircraft today to determine where there really was a problem with the engine.

Sakahara pointed out that the aircraft, like all commercial aircraft that make crossings across the Pacific, is capable of operating on a single engine.


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