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Oakland To Hawaii Flight Forced To Land At SFO With Engine Trouble

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland landed in Honolulu Monday after engine trouble diverted the plane to San Francisco a day earlier.

The Honolulu-bound plane took off from Oakland Sunday morning.

About 20 minutes later, there was an indication of engine trouble. Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman Ann Botticelli said the engine did not shut down and the pilot landed in San Francisco, which was the closest airport.

The 203 passengers were bused back to Oakland. Those in the Oakland area had the option of returning home while others were given hotel rooms. They were given meal vouchers and a $300 travel credit.

They departed on a 1:30 a.m. Monday flight and arrived in Honolulu at about 4 a.m.

The plane remains in San Francisco as the airline looks into what caused the problem.

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