Oakland Airport: Alaska Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the Oakland International Airport on Wednesday after it reportedly hit a bird.

Reports said that the plane was flying out of the San Jose airport. 

The plane was heading to Honolulu, Hawaii, reported the Oakland Tribune. The jet was carrying 166 passengers and crew members.

Shortly after the plane left the airport, the crew said a possible bird strike took place and landed the plane as a precaution.

It was confirmed by CBS News that the plane actually hit a bird.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.