A potential engine problem prompted Alaska Airlines' flight from Seattle to Honolulu to make an emergency landing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport tonight.
A potential engine problem prompted a flight from Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Honolulu to make an emergency landing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport tonight.
Alaska Airlines spokesman Daniel Chun said an oil filter bypass light pointed to a potential problem of one of the two engines that called on the flight crew to alert the airport.
"The flight crew left the machine idling after the procedures and drove on to Honolulu," the airlines said in a press release. "The other engine and all other systems were working normally, and while an emergency landing was called, the flight landed safely."
Chun said the flight was initially diverted to Kahului but was able to reach its destination in Honolulu.
AA Flight 145 went to Seattle at 18:51 (PT) and arrived at 21:50 in Honolulu. Local time. There were 157 passengers on board.
Transportation Ministry spokesman Tim Sakahara said that the airport was notified of the potential problem with the flight about 45 minutes prior to arrival.
Aircraft rescue and firefighters were sent to the runway as a precaution
Sakahara said that the flight crew contacted the airport after the plane landed to cancel the emergency report. The plane was able to roll with its own strength to its designated gate.
No injuries were reported.
Today, the flight crew will inspect the aircraft to determine where there actually was a problem with the engine.
that the aircraft, like all commercial aircraft carrying trans-Pacific crossings, is capable of operating with only one engine.