Icelandic Passenger Fixes Plane - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Passenger Fixes Plane

Published August 1, 2014

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Disappointed with the delay of his flight from Spain, Icelander Davíð Aron Guðnason decided to take matters into his own hands by fixing the plane’s engine, reports Vísir.

There were no flight mechanics available when the delay of Davíð’s plane from Spain to Iceland was announced. It was likely that all 180 passengers would have to spend the night at a hotel while the issue was dealt with.

Incidentally, Davíð is a flight mechanic by trade and offered to help fix the plane so that it could leave.

“I spoke to the pilot, who put me in touch their flight mechanic who was in Stockholm. The problem was in the starter valve, it wouldn’t open,” said Davíð. “Fixing it was simple and took me about 30 minutes.”

Davíð, who was finishing off a holiday with his wife and daughters said the issue was a minor one and that once fixed the plane was perfectly safe to fly back to Iceland.

In the end the flight arrived in Iceland only one hour late.

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