Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu makes safe emergency landing in Hilo


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HONOLULU — A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu with 234 people aboard had divert to Hawaii's Big Island because of a mechanical issue.

The airline says in a statement that Flight 1559 encountered a mechanical issue Thursday with one of the plane's two engines.

The flight landed safely in Hilo and another plane took the passengers to Honolulu. The flight landed in Hawaii's capital at 2:05 a.m. Friday.

State transportation officials tell Hawaii News Now that crew members weren't able to turn off one of the engine lights that illuminated, so they shut down one of the engines and diverted to Hilo.

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