Delta jet lands at remote AK airport as precaution

Oct 30, 2013 -- 10:15am
- ANCHORAGE,  Alaska (AP) - A San Francisco-bound Delta Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in a remote Alaska community near the Aleutian Islands after a warning message flashed on an engine control panel. A Delta spokesman says Flight 208 landed safely at Cold Bay at 6 a.m. Wednesday with 167 passengers and 11 crew members on board. Spokesman Michael Thomas says the plane was diverted as a precaution after an engine warning message flashed. No injuries were reported aboard the plane that had departed from Tokyo. Thomas says Delta is sending another aircraft to pick up the passengers. Cold Bay was built up as a World War II staging area. The state maintains the 10,000-foot runway at the site 625 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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