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An Alaska Airliner departs from the Charles M. SchulzÐSonoma County Airport on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Alaska Airways re-routed 4 passenger flights to Oakland Worldwide Airport Thursday evening, owing to extreme wind turbulence.

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Ruthless rainstorms and gale-force winds precipitated turbulence for plane making an attempt to land within the Bay Space on Thursday evening, forcing some to divert from their routes.

The extreme climate precipitated wind shear, a situation during which wind quickly picks up or violently shifts route. Orders from Federal Aviation Administration towers diverted one company jet from San Francisco Worldwide Airport to Oakland, whereas stopping different planes from touching down at San Jose Mineta Airport, in response to airport spokespeople.

Authorities diverted a number of Alaska Airways flights to Oakland, the place passengers safely disembarked, in response to Oakland Worldwide Airport spokesperson Kaley Skanz. Spokespeople for the airline stated the atmospheric river triggered an air visitors floor delay program, limiting arrivals at SFO.

Because of this, Alaska Airways redirected six flights from SFO, sending three to San Jose and three to Oakland. Representatives of the airline stated they notified passengers previous to their departure and gave them transportation vouchers to accommodate the additional distance from their locations.

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