Alaska Airlines confirms flight from PSC to SEA made emergency landing in Yakima
UPDATE as of 1:11 p.m.: A representative of Alaska Airlines confirmed that flight 2256 from Tri-Cities Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport stopped in Yakima after a flight attendant reported possible sparks in the galley of the plane. Officials confirm that there was no fire or smoke on the airplane and that the stop was cautionary.
Passengers safely deplaned and no one was hurt or injured in the incident. An Alaska Airlines maintenance team is investigating to get a better sense of what caused the issue.
Alaska Airlines confirmed that passengers will be boarding another plane and continue their travel to Seattle with an estimated arrival time of 2:30 p.m. PST. The airline extended its apologies to all passengers impacted by this abrupt stop.
The original breaking news story is provided below without alterations.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Alaska Airlines flight 2256 from Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) made an emergency landing in Yakima on Friday morning.
According to information from Flight Stats, flight 2256 departed from Pasco at 9:41 a.m. and made an emergency landing at approximately 10:33 a.m. According to the flight tracker, the plane passed Yakima but was forced to turn around and return to the region to safely land.
Images and videos were submitted by passenger Dallas Green, who says that the emergency landing was caused by sparks in the galley of the plane. KAPP-KVEW has reached out to Alaska Airlines for confirmation.
There is no indication that anyone was harmed or injured in the emergency landing at this time.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated with further information once it is provided.
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