Alaska Airlines Flight Headed To San Francisco Returns To Portland For Emergency Landing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Officials say an Alaska Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco made an emergency landing Wednesday after the right engine experienced a mechanical problem.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Alaska Airlines said in a statement that the pilot returned the Airbus A320 to Portland International Airport, where it landed about 11:45 a.m.

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter was on the flight with his wife and two children on their way to visit his grandmother for Thanksgiving and said the experience was terrifying.

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