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Delta flight carrying 270 diverted to remote Canadian town

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(NEW YORK) — A Delta Air Lines flight carrying 270 people was diverted to a remote Canadian town for nearly 24 hours due to a problem with the plane’s de-icing equipment, according to the airline.

Delta flight 135 from Amsterdam to Detroit diverted to Goose Bay Airport in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10.

The airport is located in the remote town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, which has a population of around 8,000 people.

According to Delta, crew duty times were impacted due to weather and runway conditions that caused the airport to suspend operations.

The airline sent a rescue aircraft but the crew of that plane timed out. Delta sent another flight to pick up the passengers — that flight had been scheduled to depart Goose Bay on Monday afternoon and bring the passengers to Detroit.

Delta said they worked with officials on the ground to provide food and accommodations for their customers. The passengers stayed in military barracks overnight.

“We apologize to customers for this inconvenience as we continue to work to make them comfortable,” Delta said.

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