EUGENE, Ore. - An Alaska Airlines flight from Orange County to Seattle landed in Eugene after an oven overheated and started putting out smoke Thursday afternoon, the airline said.
Flight 513 was 100 miles south of Eugene with when the crew noticed the problem with the oven. They turned off the power to the oven and used an extinguisher as a precaution, said Bobbie Egan with Alaska Airlines.
"Our flight crews are trained to handle these types of inflight incidents and are to be credited for their handling of the situation," Egan said.
The captain diverted the 737-700 with 122 passengers to Eugene.
The plane left John Wayne Airport at 12:27 p.m. bound for Seattle but touched down in Eugene at 2:25 p.m., the airline said.
Passengers exited the plane normally through the front of the plane.
A replacement plane was sent to Eugene and scheduled to depart at 5 p.m. and arrive at Seattle-Tacoma Airport shortly at 6:10 p.m., about 4 hours behind schedule.
The airline took the plane out of service until it could be fully inspected by maintenance technicians.