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Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF  
User currently offlinevoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14553 times:

Axle?/tire of main gear found on runway, looks like. It was outbound to Orlando.

http://www.ruv.is/frett/sveimar-i-lagflugi-myndband

http://www.ruv.is/frett/reyna-a-lendingu-um-2035

TF-FIJ FI689 http://www.flightradar24.com/



[Edited 2012-05-18 13:37:55]

[Edited 2012-05-18 13:45:30]

[Edited 2012-05-18 13:56:03]


` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
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User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 14165 times:

It appears that one of the wheels fell of during takeoff but the axle didn't break. Right now it's burning of fuel.

You can watch it live on flightradar24

Or

Watch it live on Icelandic tv here

http://ruv.is/ruv


User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 14058 times:

Yikes!!!

Best of luck to the crew and all aboard for a safe and NON-eventful landing      



chootie
User currently offlinebueb0g From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13992 times:

AV herald reporting estimated landing time is 21:30 Zulu. Apparently it's a whole wheel that's fallen off - the aircraft is expected to make a "normal landing".


Roger roger, what's our vector, victor?
User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13502 times:

It is now landed, how??? Hope all is OK...


Waimanalo
User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13456 times:

Looks like the outermost rear wheel of the left MLG. Safely landed just now, watched it live on RUV stream!

[Edited 2012-05-18 14:18:28]

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13457 times:

How does a wheel just fall off? Did the tire blow first before it fell?

I guess time will tell!


User currently offlinePhen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13366 times:

Here's a grab from the live online TV stream:

http://www.airliners.net/uf/68575/phpVDre44.jpeg


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13366 times:
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Oh no! FIJ is my favorite 757 :O Glad they landed safely!!


Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2153 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13086 times:

Beautiful landing, it seems it is completely missing one rear tire off the left set. It seems really clean, not like it is broken or anything, it just fell off.

Thank God it was an eventless landing, but the plane had to circle to burn off fuel for 2+ hours, which must have been pretty hard on the passengers.

I'm just glad things went this well - but does anyone know how common it is to lose a tyre, clean off?

asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5814 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13086 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 6):
How does a wheel just fall off? Did the tire blow first before it fell?

Poor maintenance (I'm a mechanic, so I'm biased to say that this is the less likely possibility) or metal fatigue.
The wheel assembly is held on with a lug nut, which is torqued to a specific value set by the manufacturer.
The lug nut is then held in place with, not one but TWO bolts, inserted THROUGH the threads of the axle. This should keep the lug nut from coming off, even if it worked itself loose from the torque value somehow.

So, needless to say, one coming off is "not possible." Yet, it happens periodically.

The end of the axle has been known to break off, taking the lug nut and safety nuts with it, which would definitely allow the wheel to zing straight off the end.


User currently offlinevarsity From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13084 times:

Did we confirm this is FI0689 KEF-SFB?

User currently offlinevarsity From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13028 times:

Never mind answered my own question Successful ending to safety landing at Keflavik

User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12988 times:

They flew quite a few circles to burn of fuel. KEF to Orlando is upwards of 8 hours but the aircraft turned around after 1.5 hours so there was quite a bit of fuel that needed to be burned of.


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1700355/Fuel.jpg

The passengers will be put on another plane if they wish to continue later tonight.


User currently offlinedptpa From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 16 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 11843 times:

Here at SFB tower where we normally close at 11:00pm, an overtime shift has been called in to cover the late arrival from KEF. Interesting note on this, my understanding is that the overtime cost tonight does not come out of FAA funds. It will be reimbursed by the airport authority and later billed to Icelandair.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 11832 times:

How is Icelandair's maintenance record, just out of curiosity? I might be flying them soon. I'm sure it's fine, but the more info the better.

User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 11648 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 15):
How is Icelandair's maintenance record, just out of curiosity? I might be flying them soon. I'm sure it's fine, but the more info the better.

I don't know if there's a specific maintenance record but their general safety record is excellent. On par with any first world airline. They have not had an accident since 1963. The airline was formed in 1937.

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/a...line_detail.cgi?airline=Icelandair


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