Delta Flight From Beijing to Seattle Ends Up On Remote Alaska Island
Imagine boarding a flight from Beijing, China only to end up on a detour that leaves you on a remote island in Alaska for 12 hours on Christmas Eve.
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????According to the Points Guy this was the story for about 194 passengers on Delta Airlines Flight 128 because of a “potential engine issue” with their plane.
????After being informed, the passengers were dropped off on the little island of Shemya that is used as a runway strip and Air Force refueling hub.
????However, there were indoor facilities for passengers to wait in.
????Anchorage Daily News reports that once passers were safely landed, Delta sent out a new aircraft along with a team of mechanics, airport customer service, and new plane crew for the rest of the trip.
????Turns out that Shemya is actually used often for emergency landings for flights coming across the Pacific Ocean as reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.