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Alaska Airlines makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Christian Fernsby |
An Alaska Airlines Airbus was forced to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday afternoon at the same time Air Force One landed in Los Angeles.

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The flight, which left San Francisco and was headed to San Diego, was diverted to Los Angeles due to a mechanical issue, said Charles Pannunzio, a public relations specialist with LAX. Flight 1948, an Airbus 319, landed safely at 4:01 p.m.

President Donald Trump landed at 4:10 p.m. to kick off an overnight trip to fundraise in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

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