Delta passengers leave remote Alaska airport 10 hours after emergency landing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – 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 runway at the site 625 miles southwest of Anchorage.