Icelandair, emergency, 757, engine, Copenhagen, Denmark, Stavanger, Norway, Keflavik, Iceland
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Icelandair 757 engine shuts off mid-flight

An Icelandair 757 flying from Denmark to Iceland was forced to make an emergency landing in Norway after the crew had to shut down an engine.

On an Icelandair flight operating between Denmark and Iceland on June 9, the crew were forced to shut down an engine and make an emergency landing in Stavanger, Norway. The 757-200 was operating flight FI-209 from Copenhagen to Keflavik when the incident occurred, according to Simple Flying.

The aircraft, registration TF-FIK, had 184 people on board and left Copenhagen on time for the three-hour journey.

It had travelled north-west beyond Stavanger when the crew abruptly had to shut down one of the engines. The aircraft then turned back towards Stavanger descending for an emergency landing.

It was safely on the ground 25 minutes later, and the most recent information indicates that it has not left.

Ground down
As a precaution, emergency services were scrambled to respond to the problem, though they were not needed.

Icelandair has more 757-200s in its fleet than any other type of aircraft, operating a total of 25 of the planes. It also operates four 767-300ERs, two 757-300s and five 737 MAX aircraft, currently grounded.

The airline has been in talks with both Boeing and Airbus for a suitable replacement for the 757, according to reports. The grounding of the MAX has forced it to continue using aircraft the would have otherwise been retired. According to the most recent information, Icelandair’s 757s have an average age of 22.9 years.

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