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Southwest jetliner makes emergency landing in Oakland after flaps fail to fully retract

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OAKLAND, California — An Arizona-bound jetliner has made an emergency landing at the Oakland airport after its flaps failed to fully retract after takeoff.

Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins says the problem was noticed shortly after Flight 468 took off from San Jose Monday morning on a flight to Phoenix.

Hawkins says instruments showed that the wing flaps used for takeoff hadn't full retracted and the captain diverted to Oakland airport, where Southwest has a maintenance base.

The plane, carrying 133 passengers and crew, landed safely.

Hawkins says the flight would continue with a replacement plane.

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