ORD777
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What Happened To UA 777 In Iceland?

Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:40 pm

I remember nearly a month and a half ago that a United 777 from FRA to Washington D.C. experienced engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing in Iceland. A post was made on a.net debating how the plane would be repaired - Would it fly empty on one engine to the US or would United have to fly in a new engine??? Just wondering what actually happened. Thanks!
 
asgeirs
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RE: What Happened To UA 777 In Iceland?

Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:15 pm

Hi Ord777!

A replacement engine was flown in (on a Kalitta 747 if I remember right)
to replace the broken one. The aircraft stayed here for a few days while the repair was made.

Here is a picture which was taken during the stay:


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Photo © Sigurdur Benediktsson




Regards,
Asgeir
Reykjavik Aviation Photography - Just bring the aircraft to us and we'll photograph them! :-)