A flight bound for Hawaii made an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport Wednesday after possibly hitting a bird shortly after it took from Mineta San Jose International Airport, an airport spokesman said.
The Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 plane left San Jose for Honolulu around 8:30 a.m. with 166 passengers and crew members on board, Oakland airport spokeswoman Brian Kidd said.
Around 9 a.m., the flight was diverted to Oakland, Kidd said. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.
The passengers got off the plane and were able to board another flight and continue on to Hawaii, he said.
The diverted plane remains in Oakland, and the engine will undergo an inspection and be evaluated for possible damage.
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