According to several outlets, a flight headed toward Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing last Wednesday over an issue with the electrical wiring of the airplane.
The incident occurred at about 6:28 in the morning when the Alaska Airlines Flight 539 started to gain altitude right after taking off from the Ontario Airport in California.
Authorities say that the pilots soon noticed that they would not be able to continue and that they had to declare state of emergency in order to pressurize the 737-400 in a manual fashion. An official spokesperson claimed that several passengers and even flight attendants believed they could be in serious trouble when the plane’s sensors failed unexpectedly, triggering a series of electrical issues. Because of the electrical issues, the pilots had to take over the flight and maneuver the airplane out of danger by flying it by hand.
The airplane later landed in San Jose safely and without any major difficulties at about 7:45 in the morning. According to the news, nobody was injured in any way.
According to the firm Alaska Airlines, the airplane involved in the incident was part of an older model fleet. After the incident, engineers and mechanics were sent to the scene to identify the problem with the 737-400 jet.
At this moment, no further details are available. Hopefully, the team of investigators will be able to identify the issue so similar occurrences don’t happen again in the future.
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