PORTLAND, Ore. (FOX 13) - A Seattle-bound airline was forced to turn around after pilots had to shut down one of its engines.
On Tuesday, Alaska Airlines departed from the Portland International Airport, but flight 2228 had to return after the crew noticed a caution light was on, indicating an issue with the speed control for one of the propellers, Q13 FOX reports.
Per protocol, the pilot decided to shut down one of the two engines and return to the Portland airport. Clark James, a passenger on board, captured cell phone video of the propeller swinging slowly in the wind.
While rare, Alaska Airlines said pilots are trained for these situations. Passengers safely landed and were able to get on a different plane that eventually took them to Seattle a few hours later.