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.  

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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.

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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