Los Angeles-bound flight makes emergency landing in Iqaluit

Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

Swiss International Air LinesA Los Angeles-bound flight had to be diverted to Iqaluit on Wednesday since the airline had confronted with a ‘technical irregularity’.


The flight belonged to Swiss International Air Lines and it was travelling from Zurich, flying over the southern tip of Manitoba, Ontario, Hudson’s Bay and Greenland.  But then, it was compelled to go for an emergency landing at the capital of Nunavut.


John Hawkins who is the director of Iqaluit airport said that the real issue was that there was only one engine.


But even then, the airplane was capable of making a smooth landing.


The Boeing 777 that can carry up to 295 passengers was finally able to land smoothly. However, it was difficult for it to turn around. There have been no injuries.


The passengers of the airline were all fed, apart from being offered a tour of the community. The airline authorities also advised the passengers to wait for L.A. before they could enjoy the California specialty.


A replacement airplane was sent from New York to pick up the passengers.


The exact number of passengers on the flight is yet to be released.


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