Finnair Chicago-Helsinki flight with engine trouble – diverted to New York | Homeland

A malfunction forced one of the plane's engines to shut down. According to Finnair, the plane can fly well with only one engine.

The error occurred on the Finnair flight, which is the same model as the Airbus A330 on Helsinki-Vantaa. Stock photo. Photo: Yle

A Finnair flight from Chicago to Helsinki had to return to New York this morning after engine failure.

Due to a malfunction, the plane shut down its second engine and turned back after about three hours of flight. The flight landed safely in New York on Sunday at 10 am Finnish time.

– An error occurred in another engine, which necessitated engine shutdown. The plane was then “turned around,” meaning returned to New York, where it landed safely, Finnair's communications director said. Days Tallqvist says

The Airbus A330 was carrying 194 passengers and a dozen crew members.

According to Finnair, even with one engine off, the plane is very flyable and landings are performed normally.

– Passengers certainly feel special when they fly to Helsinki and end up in New York, but pilots are trained and prepared for such situations. Dahlqvist says the machine can be operated very safely with only one engine.

Passengers will be rerouted or accommodated as needed, Finnari says.

The aircraft will undergo a technical inspection in New York and some flights will be changed or canceled due to the absence of an aircraft from Finnair's fleet.

Correction at 1:25 pm: Changed time format for diversions and shelters.

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