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San Francisco-bound Southwest flight makes emergency landing in San Jose

SAN JOSE - A Southwest Airlines flight has arrived safely at Mineta San Jose International Airport after the pilot asked to make an emergency landing there due to mechanical problems.

Airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said Southwest Flight 346 was en route from Phoenix to San Francisco on Monday morning when the pilot reported the mechanical difficulties that led to the unscheduled stop in San Jose at 11:15 a.m.

Barnes says fire trucks were dispatched to greet the plane and followed it as it taxied to a gate under its own power. No injuries were reported.

Southwest Airlines said the mechanical issues included reports of possible smoke in the cockpit.

The airline said the flight was carrying 170 passengers and six crew members.

The plane is being inspected.

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