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Delta flight diverts, lands in Hilo with 1 engine

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu with 234 people aboard had divert to Hawaii’s Big Island because of a mechanical issue.

The airline says in a statement that Flight 1559 encountered a mechanical issue Thursday with one of the plane’s two engines.

A state Department of Transportation spokesman said the pilot of the Booeing 757-300 reported an engine light came on indicating a problem and would not go off after pilots went through protocol procedures. 

The pilots shut down the engine in question and diverted the flight to Hilo around 8:15 p.m. with the one remaining engine.

The flight landed safely in Hilo and another plane took the passengers to Honolulu. The flight landed in Hawaii’s capital at 2:05 a.m. Friday.

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