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False Alarm on Air Iceland Flight to Bergen

A light indicating fire in the cargo compartment went off in the cockpit of an Air Iceland plane en route from Iceland to Bergen, Norway, yesterday. The preparedness was raised to the highest level at the airport during landing. It later turned out to be a false alarm.


An Air Iceland plane. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Árni Gunnarsson, managing director of Air Iceland, told Morgunbladid that the pilots had reacted correctly. When the cargo compartment was opened there wasn’t any fire and it is uncertain what triggered the warning light.

The airplane had a stopover in Egilsstadir, east Iceland, where it was pouring rain. One passenger speculated that the light went off due to moisture in the cargo compartment.

Gunnarsson said it is too early to determine what caused the false alarm. Air mechanics will review the airplane.

According to The Aviation Herald, passengers reported the smell of burnt cookies in the cabin on the approach to Bergen. There were 45 people onboard.

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