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Alaska Airlines plane makes an emergency landing after engine problem: Report

Alaska Airlines planes were forced to return to Portland, Oregon on Wednesday after suffering from a right engine problem that a passenger described as “terrifying.”

Oregonian reported that the Airbus 320 headed for San Francisco from Portland International Airport at around 11:45 am.

Keith Cunningham Palmer, who was on board, told the paper that he heard the engine “torque up and down.” A few minutes later, the captain was very calm and announced that one engine had failed.

The plane made a series of high-pitched spinning sounds as it descended from 10,000 feet, the 48-year-old said. He said the fire brigade was waiting at the tarmac when the plane landed as a precautionary measure.

File: An engine trouble occurred on an Alaska Airlines plane on Wednesday, forcing an emergency landing. (Genna Martin, Seattlepi.com) (Photo by Genna Martin / San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)
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“Our pilots are the best pilots in the industry and we are training for this situation,” Alaska Airlines said in a statement. According to the Associated Press, the plane was being inspected by maintenance personnel and 150 passengers were transferring to another flight, the statement said.

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The airline did not immediately respond to non-business hours emails from Fox News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Alaska Airlines plane makes an emergency landing after engine problem: Report

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