- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A winter storm that hit Anchorage forced 14 flights to be diverted fom Stevens International Airport.

Airport operations manager Tim Lufkin tells the Anchorage Daily News (https://is.gd/4aoIS2 ) a blend of wind, turbulence and low visibility that led to a set of rough landing conditions Friday night. Thirteen of the flights, which included Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines planes, were diverted to Fairbanks International Airport to wait out the storm.

Passengers on one flight, United Airlines Flight 1425 from Chicago, were diverted to Kenai Municipal Airport, where they wound up spending the night.

Anchorage resident Joseph Dobrzynski, 42, was one of 110 passengers on the flight. He said that after landing in Kenai, passengers sat and waited on the plane for about four and a half hours.


Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.adn.com

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