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Two Icelandair 757' S Enroute To MSP  
User currently offlineredtailsforever From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 107 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12606 times:

Does anyone know why ICE671 will be stopping at MSP enroute to Denver? I noticed it on flightaware scheduled to land a half hour after the regular scheduled flt# 657. Right now it showed just east of Ontario. Too far out for medical diversion? Sorry couldn't get link to post.

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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12544 times:

Fully loaded and fully fueled 757 from KEF-DEN at 3600 nm is edging close on the range of that aircraft. That coupled with the weather in and around the DEN area, leaves little room for holding or diverting. It is much easier to get refuled at a location that can handle the aircraft and continue on without causing too much distruption.


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User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1019 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12156 times:

Maybe they diverted because of the thunderstorms in Denver. Icelandair already has contracts with a hotel in Minneapolis for delayed passengers and a staff to handle the passengers so it may have been easier to divert there than other places.

But if it was because of fuel then they already have a fuel handler in MSP so that may be a factor.


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12083 times:

DEN has bad weather and flow control today. They likely could not make it to DEN with adequate reserves for holding since DEN has been having weather delays. MSP is a good diversion point since Icelandair already serves MSP so they have contracts in place for fuel and staff, and also it is very close to the typical routing of KEF-DEN. KEF-DEN is close to the range of the 757. With weather conditions requiring more fuel, it is logical that a fuel stop is required even though it is not needed for typical operations.


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User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11935 times:

Thanks for the heads up! Some excitement to my boring Saturday evening. FI 671 was delayed back to DEN until 7:30 Central Time, but is now on it's way there. FI 656 (MSP-KEF) departed 5 minutes after.


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User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11882 times:

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 4):

Thats quite a site..two FI 757s lined up at MSP..hope a spotter got that one for us =)


User currently offlineredtailsforever From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11814 times:

To think we had the second most ICE 757's parked outside KEF 

User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11663 times:

I didn't catch the two Icelandair jets together but here is my video of FI 671 landing at MSP and both FI flights leaving:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_S-WpjuHe4



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineFlyAAS80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 7):

Great videos, thank you for posting!



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