American Samoa’s Pago Pago International Airport was the destination of United Airlines Flight 839, which was on its way to Sydney, when it made an emergency landing after experiencing an issue with one of its engines.
Over 300 passengers were stranded at the airport.
United #UA839 from Los Angeles to Sydney diverted to Pago Pago in the middle of the Pacific due to right engine issuehttps://t.co/es2ZuhExaB pic.twitter.com/KQMiQh5Jev
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In a statement, United Airlines said that it was making arrangements to accommodate the passengers of Flight 839, who were stranded on the island.
The airline noted that it diverted the flight to Pago to address an issue with one its engines.
The airport in Pago Pago, which is the capital of American Samoa, is situated on the main island of Samoa.
It is expexted that the paassangers will spend the New Year eve at the airport.