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Mid-air emergency diverts Los Angeles-bound flight to Alaska

Mid-air emergency diverts Los Angeles-bound flight to Alaska

An international flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was diverted to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska early Wednesday after the crew declared a mid-air emergency. Cathay Pacific Flight 884 landed at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya about 3:30 a.m. local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The aircraft is a Boeing 777, the FAA said. Interested in the stories shaping California? Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter >> The aircraft’s diversion was a precaution “due to smoke detected in the aircraft,” the airline said in a statement. The flight carried 276 passengers and 18 crew members, the airline said. The jetliner landed without...

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