Norwegian strives to bring back its stranded Boeing 737-800 in Iran


Oslo - Norwegian is striving to take back its Boeing 737-800, which was stranded in Shiraz, Iran after an emergency landing on a single-engine on December 14, 2018.

The Boeing 737-800 of the Norwegian was on its way from Dubai to Oslo when the pilots of Flight DY1933 had to shut down one of the CFM International LEAP-1B engines over Iran due to low oil warning.

The 737-800 registered LN-BKE (MSN 62970) diverted to Shiraz and landed at the Shiraz International Airport in Iran. The aircraft landed safely and passengers were brought to Oslo by another Norwegian Boeing 737-800 later the same day. But the aircraft, which made the emergency landing, is still grounded at Shiraz.

Norwegian said that there was a technical problem requiring a broken part to be replaced. But due to sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against Iran, the company has not been so far able to import the required part to the country.

All aircraft spare parts containing at least 10 percent the US manufactured components are not deliverable to Iran according to the U.S. laws.