Delta passengers leave Alaska following emergency landing

A Boeing 767 made an emergency landing in Cold Bay, Alaska on Wednesday morning, after receiving an engine warning message. Passengers waited 10 hours before departing on a replacement plane.  

By , Associated Press

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    This photo shows passengers departing a Delta Airlines plane on a runway in Cold Bay, Alaska. The plane made an emergency landing after an engine warning message flashed.
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A San Francisco-bound Delta Airlines plane has departed from a remote Alaska community near the Aleutian Islands 10 hours after its passengers' original jet made an emergency landing.

Delta sent the replacement plane to Cold Bay after a Boeing 767 landed there safely at 6 a.m. Wednesday with 167 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

Delta spokesman Michael Thomas says Flight 208 was diverted as a precaution after an engine warning message flashed.

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No injuries were reported aboard the plane that departed from Tokyo.

State transportation spokeswoman Jill Reese says the replacement plane departed from Cold Bay shortly before 4 p.m.

Cold Bay was built up as a World War II staging area. The state maintains the 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) runway at the site 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage.

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