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Emergency landing by Continental Airlines plane unnecessary?

The state of emergency invoked last week when a passenger jet from Continental Airlines landed at Keflavík airport appears to have been unnecessary.

An investigation into the incident has turned up no indications that one of the plane’s engines was defective or had been turned off as a precautionary measure, as had been announced.

No reasons have been given as to why an emergency landing was expected in Keflavík from the time the plane’s crew contacted the flight tower and until the jet landed. This is reported by RÚV.

All available emergency ground rescue crews were called out, as well as all of Iceland’s rescue helicopters, as it was feared that the plane might land in the sea. It now transpires that the crew of the plane most likely received misleading information from monitoring devices regarding the condition of the engines, without the engines losing power.

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