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2 flights in 1 day - one Horizon and the other Southwest - experience mechanical issues

Posted at 1:09 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 17:02:29-05

SAN DIEGO -- Two flights - one headed for San Diego and another that had departed San Diego -- experienced mechanical problems on Tuesday, prompting responses for possible emergency landings.

Tuesday morning, a Horizon Airlines flight made a precautionary return to Lindbergh Field after reporting a system warnings failure. 

Flight 2468 departed San Diego headed to Santa Rosa carrying 64 passengers and four crew members when a caution light unexpectedly illuminated in the cockpit.

The flight's crew decided to follow company protocol by returning to San Diego's airport to investigate the caution light and San Diego Fire-Rescue issued an Alert 2 in response. 
 
The aircraft, a Q-400 prop plane, appeared to land safely just before 11:30 a.m. Although a Horizon plane, the flight was being operated by Alaska Airlines. 
 
The passengers were scheduled to depart at 2:30 p.m., after a four-hour delay. 

Tuesday afternoon, a Southwest Airlines jetliner that was reporting a problem with a hydraulic system during its flight from Las Vegas to San Diego landed safely at Lindbergh Field Tuesday afternoon.

According to San Diego Fire-Rescue, which responded to this incident as well, Flight 2071 had 127 passengers on board.