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Scandinavian Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Alesund, Norway

Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-1323 suffered a tail strike at Alesund Vigra Airport, Norway, on January 13th.

The incident happened when the Boeing 737-800 plane was departing for Oslo, Norway. The crew continued the takeoff but subsequently diverted to Trondheim, Norway.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Scandinavian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Copenhagen

Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-997 had to return and make an emergency landing in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 1st.

The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Shanghai, China, but had to turn back due to a spoiler problem.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Scandinavian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

A Scandinavian Airlines flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Munich International Airport, Germany, on March 24th.

The plane took off for Oslo, Norway, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with the left hand engine.

The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flights Diverts to Bornholm due to Bad Weather

SAS Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-596 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Bornholm Airport, Ronne, Denmark, on December 26th.

The Airbus A320-200, flying from Keflavik, Iceland to Copenhagen, Denmark, was mid-air when the crew had to divert due to bad weather followed by a lightning strike.

The plane landed uneventfully. The flight was cancelled.

All passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

SAS Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greenland

SASSAS flight SK-945 made an emergency landing at Sondrestrom Air Base, Greenland, on October 12.

The Airbus 330 plane, heading from Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago, USA, was diverted after the crew reported smoke in cabin. According to an airline spokesperson, “There was a smell of smoke in the cabin, which is believed to have been caused by a short-circuited coffee maker.”

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 146 passengers and 10 crew members remained unharmed.

Scandinavian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at SFO

SASScandinavian Airlines Flight 0936 had to return and make an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport, California, at around 8 p.m. on June 19.

The plane was diverted after the pilot reported smoke coming out of the cockpit. The flight was heading to Copenhagen, Denmark at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully. Authorities said the smoke had vanished before landing.

SAS Flight Diverts to Scotland due to Cabin Pressure Issues

SASScandinavian Airlines System (SAS) flight SK 4604 landed at Aberdeen International Airport, Scotland under emergency conditions on the afternoon of May 10.

Boeing 737-883 was en-route from Dublin, Ireland to Oslo, Norway but had to divert to Aberdeen due to issues with cabin pressure.

The plane, carrying around 169 passengers and 6 crew members, landed safely and everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The passengers were accommodated in another plane.

Russian Military Jet in ‘Near-Collision’ with SAS Passenger Plane

SASOn December 12, an SAS flight taking off from Copenhagen, Denmark, had to change course in order to avoid a Russian military intelligence jet flying south of Sweden.

The SAS flight, en-route to Poznan, Poland, was asked to change course due to a Russian military plane which was flying in the international airspace with its transponder turned-off.

Regarding the incident as “serious, inappropriate and dangerous”, Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said, “Flying without a transponder means that you can’t say where a plane is located…The risk of an accident is very high.”

According to Nicolai Wammen, Denmark’s Defense minister, “It is dangerous and completely unnecessary that Russian military aircraft fly so close to civil air traffic in the Baltic Sea. The safety of passengers must always come first, and Russia must respect that.”

Following the incident, Sweden and Denmark have summoned Russian ambassadors to register the complaint at official level.

Spokesperson of Russian Defense ministry, Igor Konashenkov, has rejected the claims saying, “The flight was being made strictly in compliance with international airspace rules, not violating borders of other countries and at a safe distance from traffic routes of civilian aircraft.”

Crack in Outer Window Prompts SAS Flight to Land in Emergency

Cracked windowA Scandinavian Airlines flight had to make ab emergency landing after a passenger noticed that the aircraft had a cracked window.

The incident happened on May 16, when the flight SK-4718 was on its way from Milan, Italy to Oslo, Norway. The pilot then requested emergency protocol for landing in Frankfurt, Germany.

The plane touched down at 09:03 UTC. All passengers and crew members were safely evacuated. A ferry later transported the Boeing 737-600 aircraft to Oslo for examination.

SAS Flight Diverts to Stavanger

On Feb 16, 2013, a Scandinavian Airlines System Boeing 737-883 was en route from Las Palmas to Bergen – Norway when the flight developed problems with the flaps.

Pilots diverted to Stavanger airport where SAS has mechanics. Ten minutes before landing, passengers were told to keep their heads down.

Pilots successfully made a fast landing at high speed with no flaps, and though none of the 108 passengers was injured, plenty of them were nervous after ten minutes with their heads down. Then the captain came out and explained what had happened.

Four buses took passengers to Bergen by bus, but some opted to stay in hotels and fly the rest of the way.

Door Ripped from SAS Airbus

On Jan 25, 2013, a Scandinavian Airlines SAS Airbus A320-232 with 150 aboard was at Gardermoen airport Norway loaded with passengers to Copenhagen when the SAS plane rolled backwards while it still was parked at gate 44. The door to the plane was ripped from its hinges.

Both the street and the plane were damaged.

Passengers were provided alternative flights. The crew and airport hope, optimistically, that the damaged can be handled expeditiously.

An investigation of how this could happen is underway.

SAS Emergency Landing

What: Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-683 en route from Stockholm to Umeå
Where: Sweden
When: August 26, 2012
Who: 120 passengers, 5 crew
Why: After take-off, the plane was hit by lightning.

Pilots returned to the airport and made a safe landing. Passengers transferred to another plane, while the original was inspected.

Costly Mistake

What: SAS Airbus 321 en route from London to Copenhagen
Where: Heathrow airport
Who: 175 passengers
Why: The cart that crashed into an SAS plane at Heathrow caused £1 million worth in damage, all because driver Dennis Jackson had forgotten which vehicle he was driving when he drove a too tall vehicle under the plane’s too low tail. The SAS Airbus 321 impacted the rear of the craft near the fuel line and sliced through the plane. The plane was subsequently evacuated.

Jackson’s employer Dnata gave him a written warning.

It was, as one attorney said, an “expensive accident,” costing a fine of a week’s wages, £150(fees), £85 (costs) and £15 (victim surcharge).

The official ATSB Report

Birdstrike over Norway

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Contact photographer Lukas Bogie

What: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Tromso to Longyearbyen
Where: Tromso
When: Apr 30th 2012
Who: 180 aboard
Why: On taking off from Tromso, the flight suffered a number of bird strikes. Pilots returned to the airport and made a safe landing.

Passengers were able to leave within an hour and a half.

SAS OSLO-Newark Diverts to Bergen Down One Engine

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Contact photographer Andreas Wessel

What: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Airbus A330-300 en route from Oslo to Newark,NJ
Where: Faroe Islands
When: Apr 22nd 2012
Who: 264 passengers
Why: While en route, the plane developed engine problems in one engine. Pilots shut it down, and diverted to Bergen Norway. Pilots made a safe landing in Bergen over an hour later, and passengers were delayed eight and a half hours.

SAS MD-82 Faces Problems Leaving Madrid

<What: SAS Scandinavian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 en route from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Copenhagen
Where: Madrid
When: Mar 13th 2012
Why: Pilots rejected takeoff when an engine overheated.
The flight which had been deployed as a replacement jet was delayed for a day as mechanical problems were resolved.

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