Sunday, April 9, 2017

Alaska Airlines: Incident occurred April 09, 2017 at Modesto City-County Airport (KMOD), California



MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) —    An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing Sunday morning at the Modesto City-County Airport after a fire sparked in the cargo area, the Modesto Fire Department said.

The plane landed safely at 6:50 a.m. No injuries were reported, and all 62 people onboard were safely moved to the terminal.

There was no active fire on the plane when it landed, but its fire extinguishing system had been activated, according to the Modesto Fire Department.

The plane departed Sacramento Sunday morning and was headed to San Diego.


Original article can be found here:   http://www.kcra.com 


An Alaska Airlines passenger plane required an emergency landing at Modesto City-County Airport Sunday morning after a fire alarm onboard the plane began to ring.

Modesto and Ceres firefighters were sent to the airport after receiving reports of a fire inside the plane’s cargo area.

The plane landed safely at the airport just before 7 a.m. and no smoke or fire was visible from the outside, Modesto Fire Department reported.

All 62 passengers onboard were safely taken from the plane as firefighters investigated.

Investigators said the plane’s fire extinguishment system had activated, and though thermal cameras indicated positive heat signals, firefighters were unable to find signs of a fire.

The plane had departed from Sacramento and was on its way to San Diego.

Original article can be found here: http://www.abc10.com

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