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Published on : Thursday, June 30, 2016
Southwest Airlines Flight had to make an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Wednesday 29th June. The flight faced a mechanical problem and the pilot found smoke in the cockpit.
The San Francisco bound Southwest Airlines flight landed on the San Jose airport to avoid any mishap.
The pilot requested for an emergency landing after one of the engines started to give high-temperature oil warning. The pilot of the Southern California flight also instructed the airport authorities to keep fire-fighters ready at the San Jose airport.
The airport police and fire department officials were waiting at the airport to rush for help if needed.
The Boeing 737 landed safely on the Runway 30 left.
All the passengers and flight crew members were reported to be safe. The passengers continued their journey later.
The Boeing was taxied to the gate under its own power. The authorities informed that the plane was taken out of service and it was sent to be repaired.
This was the second incident in one week, when fire officials were on high alert at airport. On Monday 27th June, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ368 caught fire at the Changi airport, right after it made an emergency landing.