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Icelandair Emergency Landing In Gatwick Today  
User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5677 times:

I dropped my mom off at CDG at noon today for her 2:15 flight to Reikjavik and connection to Boston, but just got a text from her that a half hour after take-off they had a booming sound on the left wing, and then some smoke in the cabin. She didn;t give many details, but said she remained calm. The pilots were quick to come on and say that they were going to put down somewhere, which ended up being Gatwick.

In light of the AF tragedy, I doubt anyone on the plane felt good about what happened.

My mom was a bit dazed, so I didn;t press her for details. Has any news of this emerged?

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User currently offlineKL911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5500 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5663 times:

Sounds like a left engine failure of some sort.... not nice to witness after last mondays news...

User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4283 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

what was the flight number?

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User currently offlineDaveUK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

ICE543 I think

Was most of the way across the channel when showed up squawking 7700 then made a quick decent and straight run into LGW

User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3435 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5384 times:
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Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 2):
what was the flight number?


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