Norwegian flight grounded by unlucky bird

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A Norwegian Air flight had to land in Helsinki on Monday after a bird flew into the engine.  (iStock)
A Norwegian Air flight had to land in Helsinki on Monday after a bird flew into the engine. (iStock)
On Monday afternoon a Norwegian Air flight was forced to return to Helsinki after a bird flew into one of the plane’s engines.

The 3:55pm flight had been bound for Oulu when a burning smell alerted in-flight personnel.

Norwegian’s communications department said that the plane returned to Helsinki for safety checks because the firm’s engineering department is located in the Finnish capital.

Earlier on Monday, national carrier Finnair announced that a long-haul flight from New York has been grounded in Halifax, Canada, until Tuesday due to engine failure.

This May there have also been several incidences of Finnish flights being grounded due to lightning strikes.

Related stories from around the Arctic:

Canada:  Two of Canada’s northern airlines plan merger, CBC News

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Greenland: Air Greenland nixes helicopter order , Eye on the Arctic

Iceland:  Porter Airlines signs deal with Icelandair, The Canadian Press

Sweden:Developing quieter supersonic airliners in Sweden’s Arctic, Radio Sweden

United States:World’s largest blimp headed for Alaska, Alaska Dispatch

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