Airline says “Thanks” to Alaska residents for support with emergency landing

(KTUU) American Airlines representatives visited Cold Bay, Alaska Monday to thank the tiny community for its support when a plane made an emergency landing there last month.

The plane was carrying 114 people. Cold Bay’s population is just 48.

The pilots, passengers and flight crew were stranded in Cold Bay for hours while another plane was sent to retrieve them and carry them on to their final destination.

American says residents of the tiny Alaska town went out of their way to welcome the stranded passengers and crew and now they want to say thanks.

Representatives from the airline brought turkey and fixings for all the residents as a show of gratitude.

“I think that the people of Alaska are so in tuned with aviation that these type of events they sort of take in stride and they do everything they can to help out and they are always looking to take care of people and that’s the important piece,” said American Airlines Vice President Lorne Cass.

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