Delta emergency landing news out of an Alaska airport may seem troubling. An emergency landing of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 took place at about 6 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30). According to a report on the incident, a warning message flashed on an engine control panel, leading to the plane finding a place to land in in Cold Bay, Alaska. That area is located near the Aleutian Islands.
The plane was heading to San Francisco when the dashboard light came on, forcing them to land and eventually de-board all the passengers. 167 passengers and 11 crew members were moved to a replacement plane that Delta had sent up there for them. The problem was that it created an extra 10 hour delay for everyone that was trying to get to California on the typically quick flight.
No reasoning for the problem with the plane has been given just yet and the National Transportation Safety Board is looking into what happened. Speaking about the incident, Delta spokesman Michael Thomas stated, "Because of that warning indication, out of an abundance of caution and safety they elected to divert to Cold Bay. But at no point was the engine shut down in flight."
The Delta emergency landing will likely be a story that these passengers tell for a while, especially if they had not been to the Cold Bay before.
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