Icelandair plane crashes

The airline currently known as Icelandair began in 1973 after a merger between two prevoiusly existing airlines, Air Iceland and Loftleiðir. Loftleiðir was renamed Icelandair in 1979.

The following are significant events involving subsidiares of Icelandair's parent company since 1970. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.

  1. 15 November 1978; Loftleiðir DC8, TF-FLA; flight LL001; Colombo, Sri Lanka: The aircraft, which was chartered by Garuda Indonesian Airways to transport Hajj pilgrims to and from Indonesia, was on a nonscheduled international flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The aircraft crashed just short of the approach runway due possibly to either to issues with procedures being used by the flight crew or issues with procedures and equipment at the destination airport. Eight of the 13 crew members and 175 of the 249 passengers were killed.
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    3 March 2011; Air Iceland Dash 8; TF-JMB; Gådthab, Greenland: The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Kulusuk to Gådthab, Greenland, and due to an unstabilized approach, the aircraft experienced a hard landing, which resulted in the separation of the nose landing gear and right main landing gear. None of the three crew members or 31 passengers were killed.
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Icelandair plane crashes -- Revised:16 January 2017