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Emergency Landing at Yakima Airport

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Alaska Airlines confirmed flight 619 headed from Las Vegas to Portland Thursday night ended up having to land in Yakima due to equipment failure and foggy weather. Alaska Airlines confirmed flight 619 headed from Las Vegas to Portland Thursday night ended up having to land in Yakima due to equipment failure and foggy weather.

UPDATE: Alaska Airlines confirmed flight 619 headed from Las Vegas to Portland Thursday night ended up having to land in Yakima due to equipment failure and foggy weather.

The airline said a piece of equipment needed to land on foggy conditions went out during flight.

Because there was too much fog in Portland and Seattle, the plane landed in Yakima where Alaska tried to repair the equipment.

The equipment could not be repaired quickly, so Alaska Airlines sent another plane from Seattle to Yakima Friday morning to pick up the 93 passengers, and take them to Portland.  That plane landed at PDX at 9:00 am.

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YAKIMA, WA - An Alaska Airlines flight headed from Las Vegas to Portland is now at the Yakima Airport after an emergency landing early Friday morning.

An Alaska Airlines representative says there was some sort of mechanical problem with the plane.

No word yet about how many people were on board.

We are working to get more information and will pass it along as soon as we get it.

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