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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190330
Last updated: 1 September 2019
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Date:10-SEP-2016
Time:12:49 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-338ER (WL)
Owner/operator:Westjet
Registration: C-FOGJ
C/n / msn: 25274/396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 258
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:130nm southsoutheast of Keflavik -   Iceland
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:Edmonton International Airport (YEG/CYEG)
Narrative:
The Boeing 767-300 was operated by WestJet as flight WJA027 from London/Gatwick, England to Edmonton International, Canada. During cruise flight, the aircraft experienced banging and vibrations from the number 1 engine (General Electric CF6-80C2B6). The flight crew reduced the thrust and elected to divert to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). Prior to landing, fuel was dumped and an emergency was declared. The aircraft landed without further event and the engine was removed from service for inspection.

Sources:

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/rescue-flights-to-arrive-in-yyc-yeg-after-westjet-emergency-landing-in-iceland-1.3067476
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ws27#af4eb43


Images:

Photo of C-FOGJ courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Gatwick (EGKK / LGW)
28 December 2017; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2016 16:57 AF5541 Added
23-Sep-2016 16:58 harro Updated [Narrative]

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