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Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:00 pm

An Icelandair 757 TF-FIA operating FI529 from TXL suffered a right main landing gear collapse upon landing. Not much is known yet about evacuation or if there were any injuries.

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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:06 pm

Do we think the plane suffered serious damage? I imagine it doesn’t take much to “total” a 757.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:12 pm

Ouch! How's FI doing on capacity without the MAX? Hopefully this one won't be out of service for long.
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:16 pm

gatibosgru wrote:
Ouch! How's FI doing on capacity without the MAX? Hopefully this one won't be out of service for long.


This certainly won't help with their capacity issues but they should manage as long as it is back before the summer season starts. At "only" 19,5 years of age this is actually one of their youngest 757s.
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:17 pm

Good landing, but since it can't be used again for a while it falls just short of the great landing threshold. :D
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:18 pm

I suspect it's weather-related. Current METAR: BIKF 071700Z 13042G58KT 6000 -RA BR SCT009 BKN013 BKN039 06/06 Q0965. Those winds are insane.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:21 pm

Also, AY933 (FIN4XP) bound for Keflavik seems to be turning around and heading for Scotland since I suppose Runway 11 is still closed.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:25 pm

A Dash 8 in disguise as a 757. Hopefully everyone onboard are safe and unhurt
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:29 pm

enilria wrote:
Do we think the plane suffered serious damage? I imagine it doesn’t take much to “total” a 757.


I can think it would take a bit to total a 20-year old 757, as demonstrated in this long thread: viewtopic.php?t=1429525
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:34 pm

Doesn't look too bad besides for the engine
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:42 pm

CO764 wrote:
Also, AY933 (FIN4XP) bound for Keflavik seems to be turning around and heading for Scotland since I suppose Runway 11 is still closed.


As does Wizz SVG-KEF flight.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:43 pm

asuflyer wrote:
Not much is known yet about evacuation or if there were any injuries.

I would hope there was no evacuation at all. An evacuation might have led to injuries whereas it doesn’t look as if it was necessary to evacuate. But okay, it’s easy to say this in hindsight.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:52 pm

Yikes, just visited KEF last weekend and the weather was gorgeous.

Side note - does anyone know why TF-FIC has no blue belly? Flew that 757 both ways ORD-KEF-ORD
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:59 pm

N14AZ wrote:
asuflyer wrote:
Not much is known yet about evacuation or if there were any injuries.

I would hope there was no evacuation at all. An evacuation might have led to injuries whereas it doesn’t look as if it was necessary to evacuate. But okay, it’s easy to say this in hindsight.


Apparently pax are still in the aircraft, it is too windy to use jetbridges at the moment.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:06 pm

asuflyer wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
asuflyer wrote:
Not much is known yet about evacuation or if there were any injuries.

I would hope there was no evacuation at all. An evacuation might have led to injuries whereas it doesn’t look as if it was necessary to evacuate. But okay, it’s easy to say this in hindsight.


Apparently pax are still in the aircraft, it is too windy to use jetbridges at the moment.


No, they were offloaded right away. People on other aircraft are still waiting.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:06 pm

737max8 wrote:
Yikes, just visited KEF last weekend and the weather was gorgeous.

Side note - does anyone know why TF-FIC has no blue belly? Flew that 757 both ways ORD-KEF-ORD

Simply because they haven't bothered painting it. When it came to FI it was operated on behalf of UN (United Nations) in white with UN titles. The aircraft has also been leased to Air Niugini since also in white with Air Niugini titles
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:29 pm

Weather has been very unruly at KEF lately, a lot of cancellations.

Here are some photos from the scene. https://www.dv.is/frettir/2020/2/7/hjol ... il-ovissa/
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:37 pm

Gear looks like it's been twisted towards the wing, seems more severe than first glance.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:48 pm

SASViking wrote:
737max8 wrote:
Yikes, just visited KEF last weekend and the weather was gorgeous.

Side note - does anyone know why TF-FIC has no blue belly? Flew that 757 both ways ORD-KEF-ORD

Simply because they haven't bothered painting it. When it came to FI it was operated on behalf of UN (United Nations) in white with UN titles. The aircraft has also been leased to Air Niugini since also in white with Air Niugini titles


Thanks for the update. I find Icelandair such an interesting carrier.
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:39 am

CO764 wrote:
I suspect it's weather-related. Current METAR: BIKF 071700Z 13042G58KT 6000 -RA BR SCT009 BKN013 BKN039 06/06 Q0965. Those winds are insane.


It may have something to do with it but according to the passengers on board, there was nothing unusual about the initial touch on the ground. They did not feel anything until the engine touched ground later in the landing run.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:24 am

I would assume it was a hard landing or severe cross wind at touchdown. The gear is designed to shear off under such loads rather then then puncturing a fuel tank. The BA777 at Heathrow was an example of this.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:48 am

CO764 wrote:
Also, AY933 (FIN4XP) bound for Keflavik seems to be turning around and heading for Scotland since I suppose Runway 11 is still closed.


AY993 A321 OH-LZR diverted to EDI, a 3hrs.30 min. flight became a 4hr. 35 min flight time.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 3#23c98b83
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:51 am

The B757 looks in good shape, apart from the engine. However it’s not clear what state the undercarriage is in. Also what stress will have been exerted on the wing spars?.

What is that hanging down from the wing root.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:10 am

bennett123 wrote:
The B757 looks in good shape, apart from the engine. However it’s not clear what state the undercarriage is in. Also what stress will have been exerted on the wing spars?.

What is that hanging down from the wing root.

The main gear door and the landing gear side brace.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:37 am

enilria wrote:
Do we think the plane suffered serious damage?


The pilots wrote up in the maintenance log that it appeared to be sluggish to taxi, always wanting to go to the right, lots of rudder and nose tiller require, higher than normal amount of thrust to move forward. Apart from that its a good ship.;)
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:10 pm

Video from the cabin of the approach. Doesn’t appear to have been caused by a hard landing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/breakingavne ... 2934200320
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:00 pm

My impression was that it floated, and on landing it bounced.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:15 am

Avherald updated it`s article, adding a better photo of the landing gear:
http://avherald.com/h?article=4d2fd39b&opt=0
Pretty obvious that a bolt is missing.

Also mentions that this bird had a landing gear change mid January 2020.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:24 pm

Any more news?.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:30 pm

A interim report is out about this incident: http://www.rnsa.is/media/4633/interim-r ... ikf-r1.pdf

The result is basically that a wrong sized nut was in the landing gear that failed.
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Interesting. I didn't realise that aircraft can be fitted with undersize nuts & threads in maintenance, I suppose due to re-threading bolts? Clearly an opportunity for an error...
 
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Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:17 pm

AirlineCritic wrote:
Interesting. I didn't realise that aircraft can be fitted with undersize nuts & threads in maintenance, I suppose due to re-threading bolts? Clearly an opportunity for an error...


It is a very common process on landing gear components. Overhaul facilities and operators often have a method to identify resized threads (the yellow paint is likely that indicator). There is no more opportunity for error than if you were installing a regular nut since you are supposed to install the part IAW some sort of document and the document identifies the undersized nut for a 2nd undersized thread. Unfortunately someone didn't follow the manual or policy.

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