Widerøe aircraft landed in Bodø with one engine

Widerøe aircraftVÆRNES.Widerøe aircraft : Gorm Kallestad / SCANPIX


A Widerøe aircraft which was heading from Værnes to Mosjøen, flew to Bodø and landed there after the problems arose with one of the engines on Saturday afternoon.

The plane, which had 25 passengers on board, was supposed to go from Værnes outside of Trondheim to Bodø ,through Mosjøen and Mo i Rana.

– The pilot chose to fly straight to Bodø from Værnes because he did not get as much power out of one engine as he wanted to. He switched off the engine and made a controlled safety landing in Bodø where the state of readiness was greater , Head of the Information department of Widerøe,Catharina Solli, says.

The plane landed in Bodø because the runway is longer there, and because Widerøe has a technical base at the airport. The landing was made without any dramatics.
– But some passengers may well have experienced this as uncomfortable and we feel really bad about that. We also regret that some of the passengers did not arrived at their destinations they on time,  Solli says.
Passengers bound for Mosjøen and Mo i Rana, were booked on later flights southwards.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today