Plane leaving Pasco, Washington, makes emergency return

PASCO, Wash. — Officials say a SkyWest flight headed to Minneapolis returned to Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Washington, for an emergency landing.

SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman Marissa Snow said in an emailed statement that Skywest flight 4475, operating as Delta Connection, returned due to a mechanical indication.

Airport director Buck Taft says the plane landed safely about 90 minutes after taking of Friday and was able to taxi to the terminal.

Taft says he believes a landing gear steering indicator light came on.

Snow said all passengers left the plane and the airline was working to help them resume their travels.

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