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Alaska Airlines jet makes unscheduled landing
OAKLAND, California (CNN) -- Officials at Oakland International Airport in California say an Alaska Airlines MD-80 made an unscheduled landing Wednesday night in Oakland after a lavatory smoke alarm went off.
Airport officials described the landing as an emergency. But a spokesman for Alaska Airlines said Flight 299, en route from San Jose to Seattle, was merely diverted to Oakland, and that the landing was not an emergency.
The plane landed in Oakland at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. None of the 104 passengers or five crew members were injured, according to a spokesman for the Oakland Airport police.
The MD-80 was given first priority to land in Oakland after the smoke detector went off. The duty supervisor at the airport said officials believe the smoke detector may have malfunctioned. The plane has been grounded for an inspection.
The passengers disembarked without incident and were put on another plane to Seattle.
Alaska Airlines chief says he knows of no criminal probe
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