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Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.  
User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8192 times:

A 757-200 of Continental was diverted to Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) because of engine problems.

The aircraft, which was en route from London to Newark, was located 583 nautical miles south-east from Keflavik when one of the engines started behaving strangely and eventually stopped. The crew had managed to get the engine to run again before the aircraft landed safely in Keflavik at 16:09 GMT.

There are 172 passengers onboard the aircraft.

[Edited 2006-10-25 19:00:55]


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8088 times:

Flight 29 shows an estimated time of departure of 1800 local. Our res system shows 164 customers. There is a crew of nine.

Always wanted a tech stop in KEF, resulting in a layover. Damn. One day.



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4002 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8048 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):
Always wanted a tech stop in KEF, resulting in a layover. Damn. One day

Wait till you get there, and they put you in the hotel in Keflavik village. It is an hour to Reykyavik (cant spell), so the crew will probably stay in KEF. The price of Beer is eye watering!, mind you its right on the 'beach' of black rocks. I say village, but maybe it is a town. There is one set of traffic lights.


User currently offlineSpeedBird203 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8048 times:

Oh interesting, It was just yesterday i was considering flying with CO to London, Glad the plane landed safely and everyone was ok!


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User currently offlineWorldsurfer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7924 times:

I wen to Iceland in May , and when we landed it looked like we were on another planet, black rocks and craters , and a frigid ocean.
It was an hour bus ride to Reyjkavik along a small road with not much to look at. The Blue Lagoon is really the only thing near the airport.
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The road From KEF to Reykjavik


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7924 times:

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 2):
Wait till you get there, and they put you in the hotel in Keflavik village

Aaah, you see the glass is half empty. I would see it as half full. I would still be in Iceland. I travel to OSL/ARN/CPH monthly and am used to higher prices. A non-issue with me. Village or not, another country on my 'places I have been' map.

I know the ISM, can't wait to get the scoop on what happened.



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User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4002 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 5):
I travel to OSL/ARN/CPH monthly and am used to higher prices.

I live in Sweden and work at ARN. I was astonished by the prices in KEF.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7826 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 6):

I live in Sweden and work at ARN. I was astonished by the prices in KEF.

I can only imagine. It's what happens when you live on an island.

You work a.m. or p.m.?

Cheers,

Bill



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3425 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7806 times:
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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4002 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7699 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
It's what happens when you live on an island.

You work a.m. or p.m.?

ARN is not on an island!

I work mainly mornings. The SK mechs all know me at ARN (I work for BA)


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 9):
ARN is not on an island!

I know, Iceland is though, and the high prices (on Iceland) are what happens when you live on one.  Smile

Does BA do our (CO) mx? I usually do ARN or CPH mainly.



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User currently offlineJcf5002 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

Any word on the cause of the engine failure? I wonder why they: (1) Tried to start it back up after it failed and (2) Why it started back up after there was something obviously wrong with it.

-Jeff



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User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4002 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7518 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 10):
Does BA do our (CO) mx? I usually do ARN or CPH mainly

No its SAS. BA is only 2 mechs in ARN and 1 in CPH. When CO started to ARN they had a rule of two mechs on an ETOPS flight. As we cover 7 days a week with 2 guys this was not possible.


User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7518 times:

Just saw in news footage that the aircraft involved is N34137.


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On the departure list for Keflavik Airport, the aircraft was listed for departure at 18:10 GMT (50 mins ago) as flight# CO029. The flight has been removed from the list now, but I haven't found any confirmation about whether it has departed or not.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7499 times:

Flight 29 shows "out" at 1844, meaning it is taxiing. Starting her way back to EWR. Showing "off" at 1858, meaning it took off. At least it was a sightseeing flight. "Out" and "off" are internal terms CO uses in their res system.

Must remember to bring a camera with me. Just in case.



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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7498 times:

I guess Iceland is a good place for a diversion since the mechanics there should be able to work on the good ol 757. Any more word about what caused the engine failure?

User currently offlinePdxcof9 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7448 times:

CO029 left KEF at 644pm local time and scheduled to get into EWR at 8:28pm local time. It is currently in flight so I guess they fixed the problem in KEF.


Flown:733,4,7,8,752,763,TU3,CRJ,7,EM2,ER3,4,318,19,346,M80,90 Worked:CRJ,7,9,EM2,ER4,733,5,7,8,9,752,3,318,9
User currently offlineLetsgetwet From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7318 times:

The article I saw didn't say anything about an engine shutting down.

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A Continental Airlines plane flying to the United States from Britain safely made an emergency landing in Iceland on Wednesday, an airline official said.

A faulty gauge caused Continental Flight 29 to land as a precautionary measure, Continental (CAL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) spokeswoman Julie King said.

"There was a gauge that indicated there was an issue with one of the engines and we landed as a precautionary measure," she said. "Maintenance checked it out and we are in the process of refueling the aircraft."

The Boeing 757-200 departed from Gatwick Airport and was scheduled to land at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey before being diverted to Keflavik Airport in Iceland.



All 166 passengers and eight crew members were safe, King said.


© Reuters 2006. All


User currently offlinePdxcof9 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7274 times:

I have no idea what time the plane is coming in. Flightview is messed up and says it's coming in at 5:13pm. But continental.com says 8:28. And Flightview shows the plane over hudson bay in canada which can't be right. So I don't exactly know where the plane is at.  Confused


Flown:733,4,7,8,752,763,TU3,CRJ,7,EM2,ER3,4,318,19,346,M80,90 Worked:CRJ,7,9,EM2,ER4,733,5,7,8,9,752,3,318,9
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

CO29 shows arriving in EWR at 2028. That is according to our company res system.


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User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7146 times:

Shame the crew didn't get to nightstop in KEF. Fantastic place to go to and well worth putting on the list of places to see. Despite the expensive prices its still possible to party in KEF. The Icelandic people are friendly helpful and good to know. Will definitely return!!!!

User currently offlineBluemli From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

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