A Swiss Boeing 777 diverts to the Canadian Arctic after engine malfunction

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A Swiss Boeing 777 diverts to the Canadian Arctic after engine malfunction

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Today's SWISS flight LX40 ZRH-LAX has diverted to Iqaluit in Canada due to an engine malfunction.

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From SWISS: Update LX40: We confirm LX40 ZRH-LAX showed a technical irregularity, diverted to Iqaluit in Canada where it securely landed.

Actually, an irregularity indicator automatically shut one engine.

It looks like they've landed in the middle of nowhere, between the polar beers and the Eskimos.

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sn26567 wrote: 01 Feb 2017, 23:25 From SWISS: Update LX40: We confirm LX40 ZRH-LAX showed a technical irregularity, diverted to Iqaluit in Canada where it securely landed.

Actually, an irregularity indicator automatically shut one engine.

It looks like they've landed in the middle of nowhere, between the polar beers and the Eskimos.
Local frontpage news indeed.
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Swiss statement:

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Landing of the Boeing 777-300ER HB-JND. This ain't LA :!:

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Update LX40: Passengers diverted to YFB are now en route as LX7003 to JFK with A333 HB-JHK. Passengers will continue their journey to their original destination LAX asap.

But why not directly to LAX with the A333?
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sn26567 wrote: 02 Feb 2017, 12:55 Update LX40: Passengers diverted to YFB are now en route as LX7003 to JFK. Passengers will continue their journey to their original destination LAX asap.
Movie: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/swiss/b ... e-failure/
The story in The Aviation Herald: https://avherald.com/h?article=4a453674&opt=0

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sn26567 wrote: 01 Feb 2017, 23:56 Swiss statement:
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Maybe a bit a theoretical question but would the Swiss-pilots have diverted if the plane would have been the A340(with 3 engines remaining) and if yes ,would that have been to the same (i.e.nearest )airport awell? or would they have continued to let's say Montreal or even LAX?

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FLYAIR10 wrote: 02 Feb 2017, 22:34 Maybe a bit a theoretical question but would the Swiss-pilots have diverted if the plane would have been the A340(with 3 engines remaining) and if yes ,would that have been to the same (i.e.nearest )airport awell? or would they have continued to let's say Montreal or even LAX?

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I'm no pilot, but this is what I think would happen.

All depends on operational limitations of the airport in question and the condition off the plane. In theory they could continue their journey with a fuel penalty for the non operational engine. Except when there are other issues that caused the engine to fail in the first place and might affect other systems. Then the best alternate will be chosen. Be it the closest or the best equipped airport around.

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sn26567 wrote: 02 Feb 2017, 12:55 Update LX40: Passengers diverted to YFB are now en route as LX7003 to JFK with A333 HB-JHK. Passengers will continue their journey to their original destination LAX asap.
An Antonov An-124 is getting ready to depart Zurich with a spare engine for the earlier diverted LX40 in Iqaluit.

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The Antonov An-124 bringing a new engine for the SWISS 777 is on approach at Iqaluit. Currently -29℃ at YFB. Good luck to the teams that are going to replace the engine (A GE-90, by the way. Not sure it has been mentioned before)

Any news of the passengers after their arrival in JFK?

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Picture of the arrival and landing of the Antonov in Iqaluit at 15:30 local time (PHOTOS BY MIALI BUSCEMI & FRAN REARDON, courtesy NunatsiaqOnline)

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Michael Ettlin from Zurich posted on Twitter a picture that shows the GE-90 engine being loaded on the Antonov:

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Video of the landing



There is no hangar to protect workers, so unless a tent is put up, all work on the aircraft will be done outside, in some of the coldest weather Iqaluit sees all year.
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quixoticguide wrote: 05 Feb 2017, 13:29 A tent over the B777?
Why not? Just like the tent temporarily hosting the Théâtre de la Monnaie / Munt @ Tour & Taxis / Thurn & Taxis (I was there this afternoon to see Madama Butterly, but this is entirely off topic!)

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sn26567 wrote: 05 Feb 2017, 21:07
quixoticguide wrote: 05 Feb 2017, 13:29 A tent over the B777?
Why not? Just like the tent temporarily hosting the Théâtre de la Monnaie / Munt @ Tour & Taxis / Thurn & Taxis (I was there this afternoon to see Madama Butterly, but this is entirely off topic!)

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Sending a tent like that all the way to the Canadian arctic? Why not a heated cover over the wing and engine?


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The Swiss B777 and the Antonov 124 have left Iqaluit: HB-JND flew to Zürich, UR-82007 flew to East Midlands.

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Passenger wrote: 09 Feb 2017, 12:36 The Swiss B777 and the Antonov 124 have left Iqaluit: HB-JND flew to Zürich, UR-82007 flew to East Midlands.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/swiss/r ... ck-zurich/

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The Swiss B777 and the Antonov 124 have left Iqaluit: HB-JND flew to Zürich, UR-82007 flew to East Midlands.
And what about the replaced engine? By air to East-Midlands and then by truck to ZRH? or to USA/ XXX by separate transport?

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