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Small plane makes emergency landing at San Jose airport

Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 18:32:56-05

Officials at San Jose's airport report that a a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing because of mechanical issues.

Airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes says the plane is a Piper Malibu with four people on board. She said the airport received word of trouble after 10 a.m. Friday.

The plane took off from Idaho Falls regional airport and was supposed to land at another airport in San Jose. Barnes said the pilot flew around to burn fuel and take emergency precautions.

The plane landed shortly before noon.