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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

INCIDENT: Iceland B753, engine shut down in flight

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An Icelandair Boeing 757-300, registration TF-FIX, was descending through about FL110 towards Paris on flight FI-542 from Keflavik (Iceland) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) when the crew declared an emergency, reporting the failure of one of their engines (RB211).

After a successful landing on runway 27L (active landing runway 26L) about 10 minutes later, the aircraft taxied to the apron on its own power.

Due to the aircraft’s inability to complete its scheduled flight, the return flight FI-543 to Keflavik was canceled.

A listener on frequency reported that the crew declared Mayday after discovering an engine failure; as a result, a number of other aircraft on approach were assigned delay vectors.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for around 30.5 hours until going back to Keflavik as flight FI-8543 maintaining FL380 enroute. The plane then stayed on the ground in Keflavik for 65 hours before resuming to service.

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