Bluebird Nordic B734 near Faroe Islands on Jan 26th 2021, emergency descent

Last Update: January 26, 2021 / 14:00:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
TF-BBN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A Bluebird Nordic Boeing 737-400, registration TF-BBN performing freight flight BO-6810 from Dublin (Ireland) to Keflavik (Iceland) with 3 crew and 7.2 tons of cargo, was enroute at FL340 about 140nm southwest of Faroe Islands when the crew performed an emergency descent to FL100, turned around and diverted to Aberdeen,SC (UK), where the aircraft landed safely on runway 16 about 50 minutes after leaving FL340.

Emergency Services in Dublin and Aberdeen reported they were alerted for an aircraft with a "difficult landing".

The airline reported the crew acted in accordance with procedures after verifying the issue at hand, the aircraft and crew were never in danger and landed normally. The aircraft is now being inspected.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Aberdeen about 5 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2021

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
TF-BBN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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