Breaking News: Icelandair Orlando Plane Makes Safety Landing in Keflavík Skip to content

Breaking News: Icelandair Orlando Plane Makes Safety Landing in Keflavík

An Icelandair plane headed for Orlando has just landed in Keflavík after cruising around the airport for more than an hour to burn up fuel. Aviation authorities at Keflavík airport noticed that there was some debris on the airport after the plane took off at about 17.10. It soon emerged that a wheel had fallen of an Icelandair plane FI 689 headed for Orlando, Florida. About 100 passengers were onboard and rescue teams and hospital staff in Reykjavík were put on alert.

icelandair-flugvel_ps
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland review

The danger to passenger safety was not considered to be high, but still it was determined that everything should be made ready for a so-called safety landing. The plane had one of four back wheels under the left wing.

The plane landed at 21.17 and the landing was successful. As far as can be determined nobody was hurt onboard.

According to information from Keflavík ariport the plane is expected to take off again at 23.00 tonight.

bj

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter

Recommended Posts