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Engine trouble forces flight from Honolulu to land at Wake Island


A Delta Airlines jet from Honolulu heading to Nagoya, Japan made an emergency landing at Wake Island Wednesday after pilots reported engine trouble.

Delta flight 611 departed Honolulu International Airport at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday and landed at Wake Island Airfield at 7:10 p.m. Hawaii time., according to the flight tracking website

Delta said in a statement that the crew had a mechanical issue with one of the Boeing 767’s two engines in mid-flight. The crew followed procedures and diverted  to Wake Island, just north of the Marshall Islands.

The flight landed safely and passengers boarded another aircraft and arrived in Nagoya at 2:41 a.m. Thursday Hawaii time.

Wake Island is a U.S. territory with no permanent residents and an airfield run by the military.

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