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January 31, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Seattle-bound flight lands in Portland after pilot passes out

A co-pilot was able to land a Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines flight safely in Portland after the plane’s captain passed out Thursday night, according to airport officials. When the captain of Flight 473 from Los Angeles passed out while flying over Oregon, the flight’s first officer took over, according to Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy. The 116…


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January 17, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Military jets escort Alaska flight into Sea-Tac; FBI questions passenger

UPDATE 10:20 P.M.| The FBI has finished interviewing the man they questioned this evening and have not found him to be a threat. “We’re not anticipating any subsequent detention,” said FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich. EARLIER POST Two F-15 jets guided an Alaska Airlines flight from Hawaii into Sea-Tac International Airport tonight after someone told the Federal Bureau of…


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December 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Plane from Seattle to Anchorage diverted to Juneau

This post was updated at 4:26 p.m: The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)– An Alaska Airlines plane that was flying from Seattle to Anchorage was diverted to Juneau because of engine failure. KTOO-FM ( reports that Flight 731 was diverted to Juneau International Airport late Sunday night. Alaska Airlines says the plane landed without incident after the…


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December 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Seattle-Las Vegas flight diverted to Sacramento because of electrical smell

The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  A Las Vegas-bound flight from Seattle has landed safely after it was diverted to Sacramento because of an electrical smell in the passenger cabin. Sacramento International Airport spokeswoman Laurie Slothower says Alaska Airlines flight 606 landed before 5 p.m. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says all 152 passengers left the aircraft without…


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October 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Body found off California freeway was Alaska Airlines pilot from Richland

A body found Tuesday night along a freeway off-ramp in Burbank, Calif,. was that of a 55-year-old Richland, Wash., man. A passerby spotted the body along a fence at the Scott Road off-ramp to Interstate 5 about 6 p.m. and called authorities, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn tells the Los Angeles Times. He was identified as Clifford Morris…


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June 21, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Alaska Airlines jet out of Seattle blows tire on landing in Calif.

The Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. —  Authorities say an Alaska Airlines plane blew a tire as it landed at John Wayne Airport in Southern California. Alaska spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says Flight 508 from Seattle, a Boeing 737-800, had already landed safely at the airport in Santa Ana Thursday when air traffic controllers noticed one of its…


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