Flight out of PSP aborts takeoff due to engine problems
4:38 PM, Mar. 12, 2011 |
An Alaska Airlines flight aborted its takeoff out of Palm Springs International Airport this morning because of engine problems, according to an FAA official.
Flight 307 departed for San Francisco about 7 a.m. when there was a “left engine compressor stall,” FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.
That occurs whenever there’s a disruption of airflow into the compressor and it leads to a drop in engine power, he said.
Gregor did not know how far into takeoff the Boeing 737 was when the departure was aborted or how many passengers were on board.
The airplane, however, “taxied back to its gate under its own power,” Gregor said.
He added it was up to airline officials to decide if passengers would be placed on another flight.
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