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Delta plane headed from Beijing to Seattle makes emergency landing on tiny Alaska island

Delta plane headed from Beijing to Seattle makes emergency landing on tiny Alaska three by four mile island after engine goes out

  • Nearly 200 passengers were on the flight from Beijing to Seattle that was forced to make a stop at Shemya, Alaska 
  • An engine was said to have been the cause of the commotion
  • No injuries were reported in the emergency landing
  • Delta sent a new crew to operate the new aircraft and also sent technicians and customer service agents
  • A few people from the flight took to their social media to share what was happening while they tried to make the journey to Seattle

A Delta flight headed to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing on a small Alaskan island on Christmas Eve. 

Nearly 200 passengers were on the flight from Beijing to Seattle that was forced to make the unscheduled stop at Shemya, Alaska. 

‘Delta apologizes for the delay to our customers after flight 128 from Beijing to Seattle diverted to Shemya, Alaska, due to a potential engine issue,’ Delta spokesman Drake Castaneda said to USA TODAY. 

Nearly 200 passengers were on the flight from Beijing to Seattle that was forced to make a stop at Shemya, Alaska

a, Alaska. 'Delta apologizes for the delay to our customers after flight 128 from Beijing to Seattle diverted to Shemya, Alaska, due to a potential engine issue,' Delta spokesman Drake Castaneda said

a, Alaska. ‘Delta apologizes for the delay to our customers after flight 128 from Beijing to Seattle diverted to Shemya, Alaska, due to a potential engine issue,’ Delta spokesman Drake Castaneda said

‘The safety of our customers and crew is always Delta’s top priority. Delta dispatched an alternate aircraft to continue the flight to Seattle.’ 

No injuries were reported in the emergency landing. 

Delta sent a new crew to operate the new aircraft and also sent technicians and customer service agents.  

A few people from the flight took to their social media to share what was happening while they tried to make the journey to Seattle. 

A few people from the flight took to their social media to share what was happening while they tried to make the journey to Seattle

A few people from the flight took to their social media to share what was happening while they tried to make the journey to Seattle

One user said: ‘So… I’m on my flight back to NYC, and the captain just said there’s something wrong with the engine and we are going to land on some island in 40 mins… Okay fine I’ll swim.’

‘I’m still alive! So… we lost one engine, landed on a US air force base in Alaska in the middle of the ocean,’ said one user. ‘Delta sent another plane from Seattle to pick us up, and after waiting for 12 hours we are finally on the flight back what a great story to tell my grandchildren.’

Prakhar Khanduja added: ‘Finally on the way to Seattle after spending the last 12 hours on an island in the middle of Pacific North Pole. Wish I hadn’t left PEK. #DL128’

One user did try to enjoy the holiday spirit and said: ‘Asking for the children of the world. @Delta can confirm the reports are wrong that flight #DL128 that diverted to Shemya(SYA) this morning ingested in the engine, a figure flying in a red coat and about a dozen reindeer?’ 

One user did try to enjoy the holiday spirit and said: 'Asking for the children of the world. @Delta can confirm the reports are wrong that flight #DL128 that diverted to Shemya(SYA) this morning ingested in the engine, a figure flying in a red coat and about a dozen reindeer?

One user did try to enjoy the holiday spirit and said: ‘Asking for the children of the world. @Delta can confirm the reports are wrong that flight #DL128 that diverted to Shemya(SYA) this morning ingested in the engine, a figure flying in a red coat and about a dozen reindeer?

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