Delta flight makes emergency landing in remote Alaskan village

COLD BAY, Alaska, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A Delta flight landed safely after it diverted to the remote Alaskan village of Cold Bay after declaring an in-flight emergency, airline officials said.

Delta Air Lines spokesman Michael Thomas said the Boeing 767-300ER traveling from Tokyo to San Francisco landed at Cold Bay’s airport without incident Wednesday after an indicator indicated a possible problem with one of the aircraft’s engines, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

Airline and federal safety officials were investigating what caused the signal that triggered the emergency landing of Flight 208, carrying 167 passengers and 11 crew members.

Employees from nearby Izembek National Wildlife Refuge ferried the stranded passengers to Cold Bay’s community center and school.

Refuge pilot Ken Richardson told the Daily News his passengers mostly treated the experience as an unexpected adventure.

“They were the nicest people you’d wanna meet,” Richardson said. “They were not disgruntled. None of ’em felt put out.”

Another plane arrived in Cold Bay to pick up stranded passengers, information posted on Delta’s flight status Website said.

The airport at Cold Bay — a community of about 60 on the Alaska Peninsula — is a former U.S. Air Force facility built after Japanese soldiers landed on Attu island in 1942, the Daily News said.

The runway, just more than 10,400 feet, served as a never-used backup landing area for the space shuttle, said Jill Reese, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

台风蓝色预警:“罗莎”向西偏北方向移动

台风蓝色预警:“罗莎”向西偏北方向移动

中央气象台31日18时发布台风蓝色预警:

今年第29号台风“罗莎”(英文名称:Krosa)于31日下午5点钟加强为强台风,随后于5点30分前后在菲律宾吕宋岛东北部沿海登陆,登陆时中 心附近最大风力14级(42米/秒),中心最低气压为955百帕。下午6点钟其中心位于菲律宾吕宋岛东北部,就是北纬18.2度,东经122.2度,中心 附近最大风力14级(42米/秒),中心最低气压为955百帕,7级风圈半径250公里,10级风圈半径90公里。

预计,“罗莎”将以每小时20公里左右的速度继续向西偏北方向移动掠过菲律宾吕宋岛,强度将明显减弱,将于明天凌晨移入南海东北部海面。进入南海 后,“罗莎”继续向西偏北方向移动,移速将有所减慢,强度将再次加强,最强可达强台风强度(14级,42-45米/秒),并逐渐向广东中西部到海南东部一 带沿海靠近。

受“罗莎”和冷空气的共同影响,今天夜间到明天白天,巴士海峡、南海东北部海域、南海中东部的部分海域将有9~10级大风、阵风11~12级,“罗 莎”中心经过的附近海域将有11~14级的大风,台湾海峡、台湾以东洋面、南海西北部的偏东海域、台湾东部沿海、福建沿海、广东东部沿海将有7~8级、阵 风9级的大风;台湾东北部的部分地区将有大到暴雨,台湾东北部局地有大暴雨或特大暴雨。

台风蓝色预警:“罗莎”向西偏北方向移动

防御指南:

1.政府及相关部门按照职责做好防台风抢险应急工作;

2.相关水域水上作业和过往船舶应当回港避风,加固港口设施,防止船舶走锚、搁浅和碰撞。

北京再发空气重污染蓝色预警

继10月28日北京首发重污染蓝色预警,今天(31日)下午6时许,北京市空气重污染应急指挥部再次发布空气重污染蓝色预警。其表示,因明晚有雨,雨前天气静稳,空气不易流动,污染物易积累,明天全市空气质量在重度污染状态,请大家做好健康防护,减少户外活动和机动车上路行驶;请各有关单位加大施工工地扬尘控制和道路保洁频次,各排污单位进一步采取措施,减少污染物排放。