Plane headed for San Diego makes unexpected landing in Modesto

Posted at 1:23 PM, Apr 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-09 16:26:25-04

MODESTO, Calif. (KGTV)--An Alaska Airlines flight headed from Sacramento to San Diego had to make an unexpected landing Sunday morning after a warning light indicating a possible fire in the plane's cargo area went off, authorities said. 

The Associated Press reported that firefighters used thermal imaging camera to assess the cargo area and that it received a "positive heat signal." No flames were visible. 

The flight number was 3391 operated by Skywest Airlines. 

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