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Southwest Airlines Jet Returns to Oakland International Airport

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight 2547 had to return and make an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport, California, on December 23.

According to the airline, “After takeoff, the captain in command made the decision to return to Oakland to check a maintenance item on the aircraft.” It is believed that the plane, that was heading to Chicago at the time, experienced a landing gear issue.

The plane circled over Oakland to burn off excess fuel before landing safely. All 139 passengers aboard remained unharmed.

The plane was taken out of service.

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Air France Jet Diverts to Belfast International Airport

Air FranceAir France flight AF1816 made an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland, on November 12.

The plane, en-route from Charles de Gaulle airport, France, to Dublin, Ireland, was diverted after the pilot reported low fuel levels. Authorities said the plane circled Dublin airport before diverting to Belfast but could not land due to high winds.

The plane landed safely. There were 93 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

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