Alaska Airlines flight returns to Kansas City due to possible fuel leak; Tech N9ne on board

An airplane that took off from Kansas City had to return to Kansas City International Airport following an emergency.Alaska Airlines flight 291, heading to Seattle, turned back to Kansas City following indications of a potential fuel leak.In a statement, Alaska Airlines pilots followed standard procedures, shut down the No. 1 engine, and landed at KCI shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday.”Alaska Airlines is currently working to take care of the affected passengers and arrange their travel to Seattle,” the company said in a statement. “The airline also extends its sincere apologies to the passengers for the inconvenience caused.”Kansas City native Tech N9ne was on the flight, according to a post on his Facebook page:There were no injuries.

An airplane that took off from Kansas City had to return to Kansas City International Airport following an emergency.

Alaska Airlines flight 291, heading to Seattle, turned back to Kansas City following indications of a potential fuel leak.

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In a statement, Alaska Airlines pilots followed standard procedures, shut down the No. 1 engine, and landed at KCI shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

“Alaska Airlines is currently working to take care of the affected passengers and arrange their travel to Seattle,” the company said in a statement. “The airline also extends its sincere apologies to the passengers for the inconvenience caused.”

Kansas City native Tech N9ne was on the flight, according to a post on his Facebook page:

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There were no injuries.

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