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Wizz Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Iceland

Friday, September 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Wizz Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Iceland

Wizz Air flight W6-1898 had to return and make an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland, on September 13th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Wroclaw, Poland, but had to turn back after an electronic cigarette of a passenger started emitting smoke. The plane landed safely. All one hundred and forty-seven people aboard remained... »

Virgin Atlantic Plane Diverts to Iceland due to Indication of Engine Malfunction

Sunday, July 30, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Atlantic Plane Diverts to Iceland due to Indication of Engine Malfunction

Virgin Atlantic flight VS-106 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Keflavík International Airport, Iceland, on July 29th. The Boeing 787-900 flying from Seattle, Washington, to London, England, had to divert after indications of an engine malfunction. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Norwegian Air Shuttle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Iceland

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Norwegian Air Shuttle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Iceland

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-7088 had to divert for an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland, on July 16th. The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Los Angeles, California, to Stockholm, Sweden, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.... »

Icelandair Plane Rejects Take-off in Iceland due to Faulty Anti-Ice System

Friday, July 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Icelandair Plane Rejects Take-off in Iceland due to Faulty Anti-Ice System

Icelandair flight FI-352 rejected taking-off at Keflavík International Airport, Iceland, on July 6th. The Boeing 757-200 en-route to Helsinki, Finland, was about to take-off because of some fault with its anti-ice system. The plane returned safely to the apron. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Primera Air Nordic Plane Overruns Runway in Iceland

Sunday, April 30, 2017
By George Hatcher
Primera Air Nordic Plane Overruns Runway in Iceland

Primera Air Nordic flight 6F-108 overran the end of the runway at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland, on April 28th. The incident happened after the Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Alicante, Spain, landed during heavy snowfall. There were 137 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe. The incident is being investigated. Download... »

WestJet Plane Diverts to Keflavik, Iceland

Sunday, September 11, 2016
By George Hatcher
WestJet Plane Diverts to Keflavik, Iceland

WestJet flight WS-27 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland, on September 10th. The plane heading from Gatwick Airport, England, to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was diverted after the crew reported hearing a bang and a jolt. The plane landed safely. There were 258 people aboard at the time; all of... »

Icelandair Plane Returns to Iceland due to Gear Issue

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Icelandair Plane Returns to Iceland due to Gear Issue

Icelandair flight FI-631 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, Iceland, on May 21st. The Boeing 767-300, en-route to Boston, Massachusetts, was climbing out of Keflavik’s runway when the crew detected retraction issue with the gear, prompting the plane to return. The plane landed safely. All people... »

British Airways Plane Diverts to Iceland due to Medical Emergency

Friday, May 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
British Airways Plane Diverts to Iceland due to Medical Emergency

British Airways flight BA282 made an emergency landing in Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 10th. The plane, heading from Los Angeles, California, to London, United Kingdom, was diverted after a passenger fell sick. The plane landed safely. According to the airline, “The customer was taken to hospital locally and the flight continued to Heathrow after... »

Air Iceland Plane Rejects Take Off due to Bird Strike

Thursday, April 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Iceland Plane Rejects Take Off due to Bird Strike

Air Iceland flight NY-17 rejected take off from Isafjordur Airport in Iceland, on April 26th. The plane was accelerating for take-off when a bird hit one of its propellers, prompting the pilots to reject take off. The plane safely returned to the apron. All 19 passengers remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Lufthansa Flight Diverts to Iceland

Friday, December 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Flight Diverts to Iceland

Lufthansa flight LH-430 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland, on December 10. The Boeing 747-800, en-route from Frankfurt, Germany, to Chicago, Illinois, was diverted due to reports of electrical odor in cabin. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, ...
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    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said ...
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  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
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  • Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
    Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all those on board are feared to have been killed. Heavy wind ...
  • All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on ...
  • 65 People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran
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  • No survivors after Wyoming plane crash
    EVANSTON, Wyo. - The Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB are investigating after a small plane crashed near Evanston at 3:07pm on Sunday. There's no word as to how many people were on board at the time, but officials said there are no survivors. According to the Uinta County Wyoming ...

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  • (7 of 10) A drone was sent over the mountain range to look for wreckage plus there were crews trying to reach the crash site on foot.
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