Boston - An Iberia Airways A350-900 flying from New York to Madrid, Spain made an emergency landing at Boston Logan International Airport overnight.
Last night, on September 11, Iberia flight 6252 took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport around 21.00 local. After 90 minutes flight, one of the engines lost power.
We were flying at a steady altitude, and I noticed one of the engines stopped running,said Elsa Kendrick, one of the passengers.
The crew said that there occurred power lost in one of the engines, and then we turned around and started heading back to Logan,she added.
The Airbus A350-900 registered EC-MYX landed safely at Logan International Airport mid-night. Airline employees gave some passengers hotel vouchers, while others preferred to sleep on chairs at the terminal. The rest took buses for a five-hour trip back to New York.
Nor Spanish carrier neither FAA commented on the issue yet.
The aircraft is the second A350-900 deliverered this year (July 2018) to the Spanish flag carrier out of 16 ordered.
Iberia became the first airline operator to receive the upgraded version of the A350-900, which came with several aerodynamic improvements such as the new higher winglets.
Iberia's A350-900s are equipped with new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.