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Plane Makes Emergency Landing At SJ Airport Over Possible Engine Fire

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A plane sits on the runway in San Jose after making an unscheduled landing Tuesday (CBS)

A plane sits on the runway in San Jose after making an unscheduled landing Tuesday (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A plane made an emergency landing at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport late Tuesday morning due to fears of a fire on-board.

The pilot of the Alaska Airlines flight reported a possible engine fire before signaling for the emergency landing.

Flight No. 404 had departed from San Jose for Boise, Idaho, but returned after reporting a fire in the right engine or the activation of a fire indication light, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The plane, a de Havilland DH8, landed at the San Jose airport without incident at 11:30 a.m., Gregor said.

There were 47 passengers and six crew members on board, according to Alaska Airlines.

No injuries were reported, a fire dispatcher said. No smoke or flames were visible, but there were reports of a burnt metal smell.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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