Hawaiian Airlines Flight Turns Back Due to Possible Fuel Issue

September 13, 2018 Updated: September 13, 2018

A Hawaiian Airlines flight was diverted this morning to Oakland International Airport about an hour after it departed San Jose for Hawaii, airlines officials said.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 43 departed Mineta San Jose International Airport shortly after 9 a.m.

About an hour later a cockpit gauge indicated a possible discrepancy in the distribution of fuel between various fuel tanks on the Boeing 767 aircraft.

Airlines officials said no fuel was lost but to be cautious the crew turned back and landed in Oakland so the plane could be inspected.

The plane landed safely and the 230 passengers and 10 crew members got off.

The plane left Oakland International Airport at 3:04 p.m. Pacific time.

By Keith Burbank

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