Engine Problems Turn Plane Around After Takeoff

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    An Alaska Airlines flight had to make an unscheduled landing at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field moments after taking off.

    The plane’s crew reported an overheated engine according to San Diego Fire and Rescue.

    Minutes after the plane left San Diego, it called air traffic controllers saying it was turning around to land again.

    Firefighters were called to the airport but were released shortly after getting to the tarmac a fire spokesperson said.

    The plane was able to land safely and taxied to the terminal.

    A fire spokesperson originally reported that passengers got off the plane safely and were asked to wait in the terminal’s baggage area.

    However, an NBCSanDiego news crew were told by Alaska Airlines staff that no passenger disembarked.