(CNN) — The Alaska Airways flight to San Diego returned to Seattle shortly after taking off Monday morning, in response to a press release from the airline.
A consultant for Alaska Airways mentioned in a press release to CNN that Flight 558 “reported uncommon vibrations on the left facet of the plane shortly after takeoff.” “The plane returned to the airport and landed safely.”
The airplane took off from Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport at 7:36 a.m. native time and was again on the airport by 8:04 a.m. native time, Alaska Airways instructed CNN Journey.
In keeping with the airline, a part of the cowling (a metallic housing for the detachable engine) was faraway from the fuselage upon touchdown.
“I heard just a little pop”
It is a image taken by Alaska Airways passenger Greg Anderson on Flight 558 on Monday morning.
Courtesy Greg Anderson
Passenger Greg Anderson boarded Flight 558 on Monday and took photos displaying injury to the airplane’s left engine.
He instructed CNN that after the airplane efficiently took off, he “heard just a little pop” and felt the airplane start to vibrate.
Anderson mentioned he may see items of the cowling come off.
“After slowing down, the captain mentioned he felt an ‘uncommon vibration’ and mentioned he was searching for a spot to land,” Anderson mentioned.
He mentioned extra cowlings fell off because the airplane landed.
Alaska Airways mentioned in a press release that not one of the 176 passengers and 6 crew members on board had been injured.
Passengers had been transferred to a brand new flight to San Diego, which departed about two and a half hours after returning to the gate, the airline mentioned in an e-mail.
Anderson mentioned he was booked on one other flight and arrived in San Diego round 1:30 p.m.
Alaska Airways praised the crew.
“The 2 pilots who operated the flight have mixed greater than 32 years of flying expertise,” the assertion mentioned. “They, together with the flight attendants, dealt with the incident with wonderful professionalism and care.”
The Boeing 737-900ER plane has been grounded whereas security groups examine the reason for the issue, the airline mentioned.