Delta flight makes emergency landing at SFO

January 14, 2009 3:24:28 PM PST
A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Atlanta made an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport today after a warning light went on in the cockpit, a Delta spokesman said.

The Boeing 737 carrying 93 passengers and six crewmembers left Mineta San Jose International Airport at 6:25 a.m. and landed safely at SFO around 7:30 a.m., Delta spokesman Anthony Black said.

Black said the emergency landing was made after a light came on indicating there was a fuel transfer problem.

However, after passengers exited the plane, a maintenance crew found that the light indicator system was malfunctioning, not the fuel system, Black said.

The flight was canceled and passengers were reassigned to other flights.