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Icelandair Plane Returns to Keflavík with Broken Engine

A Boeing 757 airplane, owned by Icelandair, made an emergency landing immediately after takeoff at Keflavík International Airport in Iceland on Sunday after the pilot noticed that something was wrong with one of its engines. No one was harmed.

The airplane had been on its way to New York with 170 people on board, Fréttabladid reports.

According to Gudjón Arngrímsson, Icelandair’s information officer, a bang was heard coming from the engine when the airplane took off. The engine then lost power and therefore the pilot decided to turn it around immediately and land.

Keflavík airport staff was prepared for an emergency, but their assistance was not required. The landing was successful and vacating the airplane went smoothly. All passengers were unharmed but they were offered crisis counsel.

The flight to New York was delayed by 24 hours while the airplane was investigated.

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