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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178876
Last updated: 6 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-208 (WL)
Registration: TF-FIJ
MSN: 25085/368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF) -   Iceland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Křbenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH)
Destination airport:Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF)
Investigating agency: AAIB Iceland
On 26 February 2013 a Boeing 757-200 airplane operated by Icelandair was flying from Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport in Denmark to Keflavik Airport in Iceland with 171 persons on board.

At 22:26 at night the aircraft was on a 7 NM final approach to runway 20 at Keflavik Airport. When the flaps had been fully deployed the airplane suddenly rolled to the left. The roll was uncommanded and caused partial loss of control. When the flight crew was trying to regain full control of the airplane, flap overspeed occurred. Following the flap overspeed the airplane was pitched down. The airplane’s speed continued to increase and the airplane started to descend rapidly. This resulted in the flight crew declaring an emergency.

The investigation revealed that the flight crew had regained full control of the airplane 2 minutes and 42 seconds after the uncommanded left roll. Three minutes and 22 seconds after the left roll and partial loss of control, the flight crew contacted ATC and advised that they had regained full control of the airplane and were ready to commence another approach to the airport.

The investigation revealed that the airplane had lost its right hydraulic system about the time when it reached top of descent towards Keflavik Airport. Then a latent failure of sub-component in the left wing spoiler #6 became activated when the flaps were fully extended prior to landing. The latent failure in spoiler #6 was traced to a design flaw in a sub-component of the spoiler, resulting in the sub-component cracking due to fatigue.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB Iceland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 May 2012 TF-FIJ Icelandair 0 Keflavík International Airport - KEF/BIKF min


Photo of TF-FIJ courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
1 March 2015; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

21-Aug-2015 20:00 harro Added

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