Saturday, January 9, 2016

Incident occurred January 09, 2016 at Sacramento International Airport (KSMF), Sacramento County, California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —A Southwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing Saturday after the plane lost power in an engine due to a bird strike.

Flight 3097 departed Sacramento International Airport at 6:35 a.m. for John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

At 6:43 a.m., the pilot of the plane reported that they had lost power in an engine because of a bird strike.

The plane landed safely back at Sacramento International Airport just before 7 a.m.

All passengers and crew are safe and the aircraft will be inspected.

Passengers on Flight 3097 will be booked on another flight headed to Orange County.


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