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Engine Problems Force Southwest Flight To Make Emergency Landing

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Southwest Airlines officials said an engine oil high temperature warning prompted the pilot of a flight from Southern California to San Jose make a plea for firefighters before landing safely Wednesday afternoon.

The pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight 2581 en route from Burbank to Mineta San Jose International Airport reported mechanical problems at 2:55 p.m., airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

Firefighters responded at 2:57 p.m., but the Boeing 737 landed safely at 3:07 p.m. on runway 30 left and it was able to taxi to the gate on its own power, Barnes and a San Jose fire dispatcher said.

None of the five crew and 96 passengers were injured in the incident, Barnes and Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Lisa Tiller said.

The plane will be taken out of service and repaired if necessary.

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