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Delta Flight Rerouted to Canadian Town Over Issue

A Delta Air Lines flight en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, carrying 270 people, experienced an unexpected diversion to Goose Bay Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, due to a mechanical issue.

Delta flight 135 was diverted around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday to the remote town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, with a population of around 8,000.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the issue as related to the plane’s de-icing equipment.

Challenges Leading to Extended Stay

The diversion was further complicated by crew duty times impacted by adverse weather and runway conditions, leading to a suspension of airport operations.

Delta’s efforts to send a rescue aircraft were hindered as the crew of the rescue plane also timed out.

Passengers were provided accommodations in military barracks overnight as they awaited another flight arranged by Delta.

“We apologize to customers for this inconvenience as we continue to work to make them comfortable,” Delta stated. The subsequent flight to retrieve the passengers was scheduled for Monday afternoon.

The FAA has announced it will conduct an investigation into the incident.

With information from ABC News.

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