Westjet B763 near Keflavik on Sep 10th 2016, engine problem
Last Update: September 20, 2016 / 21:18:54 GMT/Zulu time
Passengers reported there was a loud bang from the left hand side and a jolt, they initially believed it was turbulence. About 10 minutes later the captain announced there had been a malfunction of some sort with one of the engines (CF6), they are diverting to Keflavik and would land within 10 minutes. A short time later the captain announced, they would be burning off fuel for about an hour before landing.
The airport reported the aircraft had an engine issue, the left hand engine was operating at reduced power.
The airline reported a potentially mechanical issue. Arrangements are being made to take the passengers to Edmonton.
On Sep 20th 2016 the Canadian TSB reported the left hand engine was banging and vibrating in cruise flight, the crew reduced thrust and diverted to Keflavik, the aircraft dumped fuel. The engine was removed from service for inspection.
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