|Quoting Asgeirs (Thread starter):|
Tonight, an emergency slide on the outside of an Icelandair Boeing 757 deployed while the aircraft was on final for Kastrup airport, Copenhagen.
The jet landed safely and no injuries occurred. It will be inspected at Kastrup but a replacement aircraft was to be ferried in to pick up the passengers that were waiting for the return flight back to Keflavik, Iceland with a 4-5 hour delay.
Does someone at or near CPH by any change now which aircraft was involved in the incident.
Did not want to hijack the Icelandair thread, after I watched
|Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 5):|
I then found found this one.
Did a search and found this archived thread
Iberia B747 Emergency Landing At JFK/Engine Fire (by AirFranceJFK Aug 12 2002 in Civil Aviation)#menu4
some details from NTSB web site http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief2.asp?...826X01462&ntsbno=NYC02FA160&akey=1
On August 11, 2002, about 1920 eastern daylight time, a Boeing 747-256, Spanish registration EC-DNP, operated by Iberia Airlines as flight 6250, sustained a number 2 engine fire during the initial climb after takeoff and performed an emergency landing, with a subsequent evacuation, at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Jamaica, New York. Four flight crewmembers, 12 flight attendants and 333 passengers were not injured. One flight attendant and 34 passengers sustained minor injuries and 2 passengers were seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight destined for Madrid, Spain. The scheduled international passenger flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 129.
The flight crew reported that shortly after takeoff, when the airplane was climbing between 1,300 and 1,500 feet, the number 2 engine fire warning light illuminated. The crew discharged both number 2 engine fire extinguisher bottles; however, the light remained illuminated. The flight crew declared an emergency, and performed an emergency landing on runway 13R. After landing, the flight crew initiated an emergency evacuation and intended to utilize the five evacuation slides on the airplane's right side.
Only thing I can say is unbelievable!