Nightly News   |  October 30, 2013

Plane makes emergency landing in tiny Alaska town

A Delta plane forced to land in Cold Bay, Alaska, had more passengers than the town had residents. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the population of a small town in alaska more than doubled briefly today when a delta air lines jet from tokyo bound for san francisco was forced down due to a bad engine indicator light. while it landed in cold bay , alaska, in the leutian island chain , population 98. the airplane population was 178. the runway was built to last during world war ii . a viewer september this photo of the jet on the tarmac. passengers were allowed to get off the plane. imagine that. they were allowed to stretch their legs in the community center at the airport while the airline sent a backup plane from seattle which arrived late today to pick them up. they are all on their way to san francisco .