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turism&travel : American Airlines jet makes emergency landing in San Jose

Monday 18 January 2010

The plane, Flight No. 1965 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, developed a minor problem with its throttle during the flight, American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said.

As it was making its approach to San Francisco International Airport, the plane encountered a short, intense gust of wind known as a microburst, Wagner said.

The wind, combined with the throttle problem, prompted the pilot to declare an emergency and divert the plane to Mineta San Jose International Airport, Wagner said.

Firefighters were called to the airport as a precaution, but the plane landed safely and nobody was hurt, said David Vossbrink, a spokesman for the airport.

The plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 that seats 140 people, landed at 10:22 a.m. and passengers were bused to San Francisco, Wagner said.

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