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Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:57 am

A 757-200 of Continental was diverted to Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) because of engine problems.

The aircraft, which was en route from London to Newark, was located 583 nautical miles south-east from Keflavik when one of the engines started behaving strangely and eventually stopped. The crew had managed to get the engine to run again before the aircraft landed safely in Keflavik at 16:09 GMT.

There are 172 passengers onboard the aircraft.

[Edited 2006-10-25 19:00:55]
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:19 am

Flight 29 shows an estimated time of departure of 1800 local. Our res system shows 164 customers. There is a crew of nine.

Always wanted a tech stop in KEF, resulting in a layover. Damn. One day.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:24 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):
Always wanted a tech stop in KEF, resulting in a layover. Damn. One day

Wait till you get there, and they put you in the hotel in Keflavik village. It is an hour to Reykyavik (cant spell), so the crew will probably stay in KEF. The price of Beer is eye watering!, mind you its right on the 'beach' of black rocks. I say village, but maybe it is a town. There is one set of traffic lights.
 
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:25 am

Oh interesting, It was just yesterday i was considering flying with CO to London, Glad the plane landed safely and everyone was ok!
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:51 am

I wen to Iceland in May , and when we landed it looked like we were on another planet, black rocks and craters , and a frigid ocean.
It was an hour bus ride to Reyjkavik along a small road with not much to look at. The Blue Lagoon is really the only thing near the airport.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:52 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 2):
Wait till you get there, and they put you in the hotel in Keflavik village

Aaah, you see the glass is half empty. I would see it as half full. I would still be in Iceland. I travel to OSL/ARN/CPH monthly and am used to higher prices. A non-issue with me. Village or not, another country on my 'places I have been' map.

I know the ISM, can't wait to get the scoop on what happened.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 5):
I travel to OSL/ARN/CPH monthly and am used to higher prices.

I live in Sweden and work at ARN. I was astonished by the prices in KEF.
 
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:09 am

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 6):

I live in Sweden and work at ARN. I was astonished by the prices in KEF.

I can only imagine. It's what happens when you live on an island.

You work a.m. or p.m.?

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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:14 am

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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:27 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
It's what happens when you live on an island.

You work a.m. or p.m.?

ARN is not on an island!

I work mainly mornings. The SK mechs all know me at ARN (I work for BA)
 
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:35 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 9):
ARN is not on an island!

I know, Iceland is though, and the high prices (on Iceland) are what happens when you live on one.  Smile

Does BA do our (CO) mx? I usually do ARN or CPH mainly.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:44 am

Any word on the cause of the engine failure? I wonder why they: (1) Tried to start it back up after it failed and (2) Why it started back up after there was something obviously wrong with it.

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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:00 am

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 10):
Does BA do our (CO) mx? I usually do ARN or CPH mainly

No its SAS. BA is only 2 mechs in ARN and 1 in CPH. When CO started to ARN they had a rule of two mechs on an ETOPS flight. As we cover 7 days a week with 2 guys this was not possible.
 
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:00 am

Just saw in news footage that the aircraft involved is N34137.


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On the departure list for Keflavik Airport, the aircraft was listed for departure at 18:10 GMT (50 mins ago) as flight# CO029. The flight has been removed from the list now, but I haven't found any confirmation about whether it has departed or not.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:03 am

Flight 29 shows "out" at 1844, meaning it is taxiing. Starting her way back to EWR. Showing "off" at 1858, meaning it took off. At least it was a sightseeing flight. "Out" and "off" are internal terms CO uses in their res system.

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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:05 am

I guess Iceland is a good place for a diversion since the mechanics there should be able to work on the good ol 757. Any more word about what caused the engine failure?
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:09 am

CO029 left KEF at 644pm local time and scheduled to get into EWR at 8:28pm local time. It is currently in flight so I guess they fixed the problem in KEF.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:46 am

The article I saw didn't say anything about an engine shutting down.

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A Continental Airlines plane flying to the United States from Britain safely made an emergency landing in Iceland on Wednesday, an airline official said.

A faulty gauge caused Continental Flight 29 to land as a precautionary measure, Continental (CAL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) spokeswoman Julie King said.

"There was a gauge that indicated there was an issue with one of the engines and we landed as a precautionary measure," she said. "Maintenance checked it out and we are in the process of refueling the aircraft."

The Boeing 757-200 departed from Gatwick Airport and was scheduled to land at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey before being diverted to Keflavik Airport in Iceland.



All 166 passengers and eight crew members were safe, King said.


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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:54 am

I have no idea what time the plane is coming in. Flightview is messed up and says it's coming in at 5:13pm. But continental.com says 8:28. And Flightview shows the plane over hudson bay in canada which can't be right. So I don't exactly know where the plane is at.  Confused
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:09 am

CO29 shows arriving in EWR at 2028. That is according to our company res system.
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:23 am

Shame the crew didn't get to nightstop in KEF. Fantastic place to go to and well worth putting on the list of places to see. Despite the expensive prices its still possible to party in KEF. The Icelandic people are friendly helpful and good to know. Will definitely return!!!!
 
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RE: Continental 752 Diverts To KEF Due To Engine Prob.

Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:47 pm