Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017
A flight of Alaska Airlines had to go for an emergency landing this Sunday morning at the Modesto City-County Airport after a warning signal indicated a fire inside the cargo area of the plane, according to the Modesto Fire Department.
SkyWest Flight 3391 was operating as Alaska Airlines flight.
Then, it landed safely at 6.50 a.m. and luckily no injuries were reported as a consequence of the flight. All the 62 people on board the flight were safely shifted to the terminal.
The plane had left Sacramento on Sunday morning and was travelling to San Diego.
The Modesto Fire Department said that there was no active fire inside the plane when it had made a landing. Yet, its fire extinguishing system was activated. Michael Lillie who is the Modesto Fire Division Chief said that the exteriors of the plane had no signs of fire or smoke.
After investigation, Michael Lillie said that it was found that the heat was sourced from normal operations of the plane.
Firefighters feel that a faulty signal might have been responsible for the triggering of the fire warning. The passengers were brought back to Sacramento or other locations. McKall Morris, the spokeswoman of SkyWest said that they had worked with their partner, Alaska Airlines to assist passengers to restart their travels to San Diego.
No other details have been released by the flight authorities.