Norwegian B38M near Shiraz on Dec 14th 2018, engine shut down in flight
Last Update: February 23, 2019 / 14:53:49 GMT/Zulu time
Iran's CAO reported initial reports suggest the crew received an engine oil low pressure indication on the #1 engine, shut the engine down, burned off fuel and landed in Shiraz.
A passenger reported the crew announced an engine oil problem requiring them to shut the engine down and divert to Shiraz.
A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration LN-DYG positioned from Oslo to Shiraz as flight DY-8920 landing in Shiraz about 11.5 hours after LN-BKE, the aircraft has not yet departed Shiraz an hour after landing in Shiraz.
On Feb 23rd 2019 the occurrence aircraft was able to depart Shiraz and position to Stockholm (Sweden) as flight DY-8921 following delays of getting permission from the US government to deliver a replacement engine into Iran despite the current sanctions enforced by the US. The permission was further delayed by the 35 days US government shutdown between Dec 22nd 2018 and Jan 25th 2019. Norwegian commented they are relieved to finally have the aircraft back home again.
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