Delta flight makes emergency stopover on Shemya Island

    Shemya Island, Alaska (AP) - A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency stopover Monday on a remote island in the Aleutians.

    The Associated Press reports a Delta statement said the flight with 194 passengers landed at Shemya Island because of a potential "engine issue."

    Delta spokesman Drake Castaneda in an email said another aircraft was en route from Seattle, along with maintenance technicians and a new crew.

    Shemya is near the western end of the Aleutians. It has a 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) runway at Eareckson Air Station, which serves as an Air Force refueling hub and a diversion airport for civilian aircraft.

    Shemya is 1,450 miles from Anchorage.

    A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman couldn't be reached Monday because of the partial federal government shutdown.

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