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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 »

2nd Attempt at Orlando Flight Keeps all Wheels

Sunday, May 20, 2012
By George Hatcher
2nd Attempt at Orlando Flight Keeps all Wheels

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer A M Spalding What: Icelandair Boeing en route from Keflavik to Orlando Where: Reykjavik When: May 18, 2012 Who: 200 passengers Why: After being delayed by a wheel falling off, and burning off fuel for hours on May 19, 2012, the Icelandair flight had... »

Food Poisoning In the Skies

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
By George Hatcher
Food Poisoning In the Skies

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Steven Shi What: Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 en route from Newark to Munich Where: Keflavik International Airport When: October 20, 2010 6: 40 am Who: 5 or 6 passengers Why: The flight landed due to passengers showing symptoms of food poisoning. They made a safe... »

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