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‘UNRULY FANS’ FORCE ABANDONMENT OF OSLO-SVALBARD FLIGHT: Numerous control system errors force plane to turn around because Svalbard has no technicians to diagnose them

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They weren’t drunk or protesting a masks-required rule, but a group of “unruly fans” (as in the cooling, rather than sports, type) forced a Scandinavian Airlines flight bound for Longyearbyen to return to Oslo on Friday because there were no technicians at Svalbard Airport qualified to diagnose the problem, according to reports.

The regularly scheduled fight on an SAS Boeing 737-800 was about 30 nautical miles southeast of Trondheim when numerous error messages for several computer-controlled fans appeared, according to The Aviation Herald. The crew opted to turn around and return to Oslo, landing about 65 minutes after departure.

“The aircraft could have continued to Longyearbyen, however, the aircraft would have become stuck at Svalbard without a technician being available there,” the aviation site reported.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 landed at Svalbard Airpot two hours and 15 minutes after the original flight was scheduled to arrive. The aircraft with the unruly fans was still on the ground in Oslo as of early Saturday.

 

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Mark Sabbatini

I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.
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