Delta Airlines Flight Landed On Island Due to Potential Engine Problem

A Delta flight traveling towards Seattle landed on a small Alaskan island on Monday. Thus the Delta Air Lines passengers got quite panic after the emergency landing.  Before the dock pilots were alerted to a potential engine issue. The happening left almost 200 passengers isolated for more than 12 hours. The travelers made an unplanned stop at Shemya, Alaska. Drake Castaneda, the Delta representative, said the company regrets the delay to its customers. He also said that the flight 128 headed from Beijing to Seattle landed due to a problem in the engine. Drake said the company first prefers the safety of their passengers and crew members.

However, Delta Airlines dispatched another plane to continue the flight to Seattle. Fortunately, no injuries took place during the emergency landing. A team of new crew members and some technicians and customer service executives went there with the new airplane. One of the passengers Twitted that he is still alive. In addition to this, the passenger also stated that they have lost one engine. The post unrolled the fact of landing on a US air force base in Alaska island, in the middle of the ocean.

On the other hand, Savannah Huddleston, Delta spokeswomen, said the carrier sent another aircraft to pick-up the passengers. According to Delta, on Monday the plane landed at 10 p.m. at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Huddleston did not have any other information about the engine problem. But on another day, a Delta representative said engineers were looking for the problem in the plane. According to the information from FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, the aircraft was Boeing 767-300ER. Moreover, Eareckson Air Station operates as a refueling center for the air force, and an emergency landing site for civilian flight. But Shemya Island is 1,450 miles away from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Zhen Tian, a graduate from the University of Washington, said her parents were boarded on the flight. Also, it was her mother’s first international flight.

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