United Airlines Flight 839 from Los Angeles to Sydney was diverted to Page Pago

Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Sydney will spend their New Year’s Eve in the middle of the Pacific after their plane made an emergency landing on Saturday morning, AEDT.

United Airlines Flight 839 departed Los Angeles just before midnight local time on Friday, but the flight was diverted to Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa, just before 4 a.m. AEDT due to a reported problem with the Boeing 787’s right engine. 9 plane.

Pago Pago, the port capital of American Samoa, where passengers are stranded aboard a flight bound for Sydney.

Pago Pago, the port capital of American Samoa, where passengers are stranded aboard a flight bound for Sydney. Credit:AP

“Today’s flight was diverted to Pago Pago to fix a mechanical issue,” a United Airline spokesman said. “We are using our facilities, including available hotel options, to accommodate our clients and will be flying to the island on a new aircraft so they can complete their trip to Sydney soon.”

The rescue flight is expected to land in Sydney around 7.15am on Sunday, almost 24 hours after its scheduled arrival time.

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Kayled Gonzalez, a Venezuelan national living in Australia, said her partner shares a room in Pago Pago with two fellow travelers he had just met. She said locals have been helpful but so far she has not been able to communicate with the airline’s customer service in Australia.

“It was a very scary moment,” she said. “He has now missed his connecting flight to Gold Coast and will miss NYE ​​with his family.”

Another Twitter user said he tried to contact United Airlines about his son and granddaughter being on the flight and was asked to provide a booking reference number so he could book them on an alternative flight.

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Brian Lowry

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