Swiss Air flight makes emergency landing with one engine in Iqaluit
No injuries after engine shuts down in mid-flight
A Swiss International Air Lines flight made an unexpected landing in Iqaluit Wednesday due to a technical problem.
The Boeing 777, carrying 216 passengers and 17 crew members, was en route to Los Angeles from Zurich.
The landing was uneventful with no injuries reported.
Update LX40: malfunction message led to automatic shut down of left engine - as it is programmed to. Safe landing in @IqluitAirport—@FlySWISS
The airline says a malfunction message led to one of the engines shutting down mid-flight.
Flights to and from the Iqaluit airport were delayed for a short time this afternoon due to the diversion.
That was because the plane had trouble turning around with just one engine.
.<a href="https://twitter.com/FlySWISS">@FlySWISS</a> flight 40 landing at <a href="https://twitter.com/IqaluitAirport">@IqaluitAirport</a> <a href="https://t.co/Go9YxdxFMe">pic.twitter.com/Go9YxdxFMe</a>—@tattuinee
Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern tweeted that the passengers will disembark in shifts to eat and take a tour of the city before another plane arrives to take them to Los Angeles, but later tweeted a correction saying the passengers would remain on the plane.
Update & correction: Swiss Air passengers remaining on the airplane until replacement plane arrives at YFB. Unable to see our guests.—@MayorMadeleine