A Southwest Airlines flight bound Sunday for Denver from Sacramento International Airport was diverted to Oakland after the jet’s captain discovered a pressurization issue aboard, airline officials said Sunday night.
Southwest Airlines flight 1665, scheduled for a 2:15 p.m. departure, was originally headed to Denver International Airport with 133 passengers aboard before the issue was discovered shortly after takeoff.
The plane landed safely at Oakland International Airport, where passengers were taken to a waiting aircraft to complete their journey to Colorado, said Southwest spokesman Dan Landson. The flight landed in Denver about three hours behind schedule at 9:38 p.m. Mountain time, according to Southwest flight information.
The original aircraft was taken in for maintenance, Landson said.
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On Wednesday, another Southwest flight traveling from Oakland to Chicago circled above the Central Valley for hours after its landing gear wouldn’t retract. That flight also landed safely in Oakland.