Horizon Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing at San Jose, Engine Fire

Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8

Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8

A Horizon Air plane en route to Boise Airport yesterday morning returned to San Jose International due to a suspected engine fire.

‘Alaska Airlines spokesperson Bobbie Egan said ground crews discovered evidence of a fire in the right engine.

FAA Public Affairs Manager Ian Gregor said the flight had left for San Jose for Boise at 11:09 a.m. and immediately ran into trouble.

Gregor said the crew reported a fire indication light had come on showing a problem with the right engine. Emergency crews were scrambled at the airport, but the plane was able to make a safe landing and rolled to a stop on one of the facility’s runways at 11:30 a.m.’

There were 48 passengers aboard. No one was injured.

The aircraft was a de Havilland Dash-8-400.


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