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Condor Air Plane Diverts to Greenland due to Smoke in Cabin

Condor Air flight DE-2064 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sondrestrom Air Base, Greenland, on July 20th.

The Boeing 767-300 flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to Las Vegas, Nevada, had to divert due to smoke in its cabin.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

WestJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greenland

WestJetWestJet flight WS-4 made an emergency landing at Kangerlussuaq Airport, Greenland, on October 18th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Gatwick Airport, England, to Toronto, Canada, was diverted after the crew noticed a failure in the avionics bay cooling system.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

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.

Greenland Flight Cancels Due to Smoke, Chemical Fumes


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What: Air Greenland de Havilland Dash 7-100 en route from Ilulissat to Upernavik
Where: Ilulissat
When: Jan 11th 2012
Who: 27 passengers and 3 crew
Why: After takeoff from Ilulissat, smoke developed in the lavatory, cabin and cockpit and the fire detector went off The flight returned to Ilulissat where they made a safe landing.

No smoke or fire was detected in the cabin, but on inspection, the high pressure bleed air on both left engines did not work.

Additionally, unidentified chemical fumes evaporated in to the air conditioning system.

Maintenance believes the problem has been corrected.

Dash 8 Has Gusty Landing Ending in Crunch


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What: Flugfelag Air Iceland de Havilland Dash 8-100 en route from Reykjavik Iceland to Nuuk Greenland
Where: Nuuk
When: Mar 4th 2011
Who: 31 passengers and 3 crew
Why: After weather conditions had already delayed the flight for more than a day, passengers were finally able to make the journey. However, on landing, the plane veered off the runway in gusty conditions. The de Havilland Dash received nose, propellers and engines damage, but no one aboard was injured.

Perhaps they should have delayed the flight for another day.

Oil Fire Smokes Air Greenland Lavatory


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What: Air Greenland de Havilland Dash 8-200 en route from Nuuk to Paamiut
Where: Nuuk
When: Oct 25th 2010
Who: 11 passengers and 3 crew
Why: While en route, a fire was reported in the lavatory. Smoke was detected in the cabin. The crew returned to Nuuk where they made a safe landing.

Maintenance found an oil leak in the bleed air system.

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