I was on a Fokker 100 Swiss (operated by Contactair) flight from zurich to warsaw today and 20min after the takeoff the pilot said we had to return to zurich immediately because the anti ice system had failed, however I doubt that was the whole story as the engine ( which was right next to my head in row 22) was working very erratically, speeding up to full power then slowing down to idle every 1-2min and then speeding up again.
We landed safely after a very quick decent with full flaps that made us slow down as if the handbrake was on in the air and landed pretty hard. I think there was more to it than just a anti ice system failure but the pilot gave us very little information.
It might have been nothing serious but it felt like more than a little technical problem and I would just like to read somewhere what actually happened, the pilot must have filed a incident report after a flight and I am just curious if these can be found somewhere? Of course I wont be up yet but just wanted to find out if its actually possible to find those things.
The aircraft involved was D-AFKC.
Just curious if that was the whole story, on a side note the A320 I was put on 2 hs later had to abort its takeoff because the weather radar failed...lol what day.