Asgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
Today, an Icelandair 757-200 en route from the Canary Islands to Keflavik, Iceland had to return 30 minutes after take-off due to a problem with one of the engines. The problematic engine was shut down and the aircraft landed safely. After a brief inspection, it was concluded that the engine problem was more serious than first though so the 160 passengers were transferred to a hotel for the night. Another Icelandair jet which flew a scheduled flight to London tonight will continue from there to the Canary Islands to pick up the passengers and bring them back tomorrow morning.
I would guess that the aircraft in question is TF-FIW, as that is the Icelandair charter plane (marked "Icelandair Holidays"). Can someone confirm this?
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