Imagine - You’re on A Delta 767 enroute from Beijing China heading to Seattle Washington when you have an engine failure. You’re unable reach Coldbay, King Salmon, or Anchorage Alaska so where do you go?
Well Delta just recently had this issued and decided to head to Eareckson Air Station. Shemya Island is home to Eareckson Air Station which is maintained by the 611th Air Support operating the COBRADAME. Along with several contractors who keep the 10 thousand foot runway Open. Shemya is one of the main diverting fields for Asia-N.American flights. The Delta 767 did land successfully and Delta is sending Another jet up to rescue it’s passengers!