The plane was to remain in Waterloo, until Northwest mechanics could arrive from the Minnesota headquarters to inspect the aircraft. Northwest arranged for an extra flight out of Waterloo to pick up the stranded passengers. That plane was expected to depart late Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, some passengers passed the time by visiting a nearby casino.
"The casino here had a couple 20-seat vans," Waterloo Regional Airport Director Brad Hagen told the Associated Press, "They were able to take some people down to spend their time at the casino. They'll be back obviously before the flight."
The Associated Press contributed to this report