A Delta flight bound for San Francisco International Airport made an emergency landing in Alaska early this morning, an airline spokesman said.
Flight No. 208 had left Tokyo’s Narita International Airport with 167 passengers and 11 crewmembers on board when, early this morning, an indicator light went on in the cockpit, alerting the crew about a possible engine problem, Delta spokesman Michael Thomas said.
Around 6 a.m., the crew elected to make an unplanned landing at a small airport in Cold Bay, Ala., in the Aleutian Islands, “out of an abundance of caution,” Thomas said.
The Boeing 767 aircraft landed safely, and Delta has sent another plane to take passengers on to San Francisco, Thomas said. Those passengers are expected to arrive at SFO around 8 p.m.
As for the diverted plane, maintenance technicians will evaluate it before it can fly again.
No injuries were reported.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News