A passenger jet headed to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday morning after loss of cabin pressure and other technical issues were reported onboard.
The Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 departed Ontario International Airport at 5:30 a.m. but was diverted to Mineta San Jose International Airport after electrical, pressurization and flight control problems arose, according to the FAA.
An Alaska Airlines spokesperson said the issues were first detected as flight 539 was climbing to its cruising altitude. Pressurization was lost but the crew was able to use a manual process to pressurize the cabin. The captain then declared an emergency, descended to 10,000 feet where the air is breathable and landed at the nearest airport which was San Jose.
No one was injured and the passengers deplaned at the terminal
The plane will stay in San Jose to undergo inspection and passengers will be flown to their final destinations on other aircraft.
The cause of the electrical failure was not immediately known.