Boise-bound flight makes emergency landing

Boise-bound flight makes emergency landing

Credit: NBC News

A Horizon Airlines flight from San Jose to Boise made an emergency landing Tuesday after engine problems forced it to return to San Jose.

Print
Email
|

by KTVB.COM and NBC News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:01 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A small, commercial plane traveling to Boise from San Jose was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing engine problems Tuesday morning.

Horizon flight 404, a DeHavilland DH8, returned to San Jose and landed without incident at 12:30 p.m MST, according to airline officials. Reports indicate the dual-propeller aircraft experienced either a right engine fire or fire indication light.

San Jose airport officials would not provide any guidance on whether or not there was an actual engine problem, or if this was an "indicator light."

There were 48 passengers and six crew members on board.

An NBC helicopter gathering footage showed emergency vehicles and several commuter buses on the runway, presumably as safety precaution and for picking up passengers.

No other details are being released by the airport at this time.

Print
Email
|