It could be just a malfunction or it could be foreshadowing of more legislative delays: An Alaska Airlines flight carrying several legislators to Juneau for the fourth special session of this calendar year turned back on Monday morning and landed at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. It was surrounded by fire trucks and police cars briefly and was not parked by the terminal, while inspections were made.
At least five legislators are known to be on board. Reports are that there was excessive fuel being used from one wing tank.
About 15 minutes into the flight that left Anchorage at 8:15 am on a clear day, the pilot of the Boeing 737 advised passengers the jet would return due to a fuel problem.
At this writing, it appears there will be a change of planes for those heading to Juneau for the next 30-day session. The House and Senate both gavel in at 2 pm.