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Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 8:29 pm

Axle?/tire of main gear found on runway, looks like. It was outbound to Orlando.

http://www.ruv.is/frett/sveimar-i-lagflugi-myndband

http://www.ruv.is/frett/reyna-a-lendingu-um-2035

TF-FIJ FI689 http://www.flightradar24.com/



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eaa3
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 8:53 pm

It appears that one of the wheels fell of during takeoff but the axle didn't break. Right now it's burning of fuel.

You can watch it live on flightradar24

Or

Watch it live on Icelandic tv here

http://ruv.is/ruv
 
chootie
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 8:56 pm

Yikes!!!

Best of luck to the crew and all aboard for a safe and NON-eventful landing      
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 8:58 pm

AV herald reporting estimated landing time is 21:30 Zulu. Apparently it's a whole wheel that's fallen off - the aircraft is expected to make a "normal landing".
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:18 pm

It is now landed, how??? Hope all is OK...
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:18 pm

Looks like the outermost rear wheel of the left MLG. Safely landed just now, watched it live on RUV stream!

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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:18 pm

How does a wheel just fall off? Did the tire blow first before it fell?

I guess time will tell!
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Here's a grab from the live online TV stream:

http://www.airliners.net/uf/68575/phpVDre44.jpeg
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Oh no! FIJ is my favorite 757 :O Glad they landed safely!!
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:28 pm

Beautiful landing, it seems it is completely missing one rear tire off the left set. It seems really clean, not like it is broken or anything, it just fell off.

Thank God it was an eventless landing, but the plane had to circle to burn off fuel for 2+ hours, which must have been pretty hard on the passengers.

I'm just glad things went this well - but does anyone know how common it is to lose a tyre, clean off?

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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:28 pm

Quoting Continental (Reply 6):
How does a wheel just fall off? Did the tire blow first before it fell?

Poor maintenance (I'm a mechanic, so I'm biased to say that this is the less likely possibility) or metal fatigue.
The wheel assembly is held on with a lug nut, which is torqued to a specific value set by the manufacturer.
The lug nut is then held in place with, not one but TWO bolts, inserted THROUGH the threads of the axle. This should keep the lug nut from coming off, even if it worked itself loose from the torque value somehow.

So, needless to say, one coming off is "not possible." Yet, it happens periodically.

The end of the axle has been known to break off, taking the lug nut and safety nuts with it, which would definitely allow the wheel to zing straight off the end.
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:28 pm

Did we confirm this is FI0689 KEF-SFB?
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:31 pm

Never mind answered my own question Successful ending to safety landing at Keflavik
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Fri May 18, 2012 9:32 pm

They flew quite a few circles to burn of fuel. KEF to Orlando is upwards of 8 hours but the aircraft turned around after 1.5 hours so there was quite a bit of fuel that needed to be burned of.


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1700355/Fuel.jpg

The passengers will be put on another plane if they wish to continue later tonight.
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Sat May 19, 2012 1:19 am

Here at SFB tower where we normally close at 11:00pm, an overtime shift has been called in to cover the late arrival from KEF. Interesting note on this, my understanding is that the overtime cost tonight does not come out of FAA funds. It will be reimbursed by the airport authority and later billed to Icelandair.
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Sat May 19, 2012 1:21 am

How is Icelandair's maintenance record, just out of curiosity? I might be flying them soon. I'm sure it's fine, but the more info the better.
 
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RE: Icelandair (about To Make) Emergency Landing @KEF

Sat May 19, 2012 1:36 am

Quoting Continental (Reply 15):
How is Icelandair's maintenance record, just out of curiosity? I might be flying them soon. I'm sure it's fine, but the more info the better.

I don't know if there's a specific maintenance record but their general safety record is excellent. On par with any first world airline. They have not had an accident since 1963. The airline was formed in 1937.

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/a...line_detail.cgi?airline=Icelandair