A Boeing 737 MAX Went Mechanical in Iran Yesterday – And U.S. Sanctions May Make it Tough to Fly Home

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY1933 from Dubai to Oslo was flying over Shiraz, Iran at 32,000 feet on Friday when the crew received indication of low oil pressure on the number one engine, shut down the engine and burned off fuel, and diverted to Shiraz.

The less than two month old Boeing 737 MAX with 180 passengers and 6 crew on board landed on runway 29L about 30 minutes later and everyone was taken to a hotel near the airport. Women on board would have been required to wear head scarves.

Norwegian sent a replacement Boeing 737-800 from Oslo to Shiraz to pick up passengers. Mechanics were also flown to Shiraz to deal with the grounded 737 MAX. However sanctions on Iran complicate the airline’s ability to source parts for the aircraft. And passengers, having entered Iran, may face additional scrutiny when entering the U.S. Reportedly some passengers were merely connecting in Oslo.

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  1. Iran will obviously scour every nook of the plane and whatever info they can get from the plane, they will not only use it for themselves but possibly pass it on to Russia. Not a good day for Boeing.

  2. This is a commercial airliner that Russia and Russian airlines can purchase if they want, there is no intelligence value.

  3. I love the uneducated peanut gallery comments. You are questioning the safety of the plane when it was an engine failure. Boeing doesn’t make the engines. They are CFM International LEAP-1B powerplants.

    The comment about Iran stealing the technology is hilarious too.

  4. The author of the article has not elaborated on the headline. How will the sanctions make it difficult? Does Boeing or CFM have a maintenence or power by the hour contract with Norwegian? If yes, then doesn’t it become their responsibility to fix the problem?

    Boarding Area readers are fairly aviation savvy. This basic article is not to its standard.

  5. Iran may want the parts, but there fleet is probably too old to use these modern parts.
    They allowed them in their airspace, so they must allow them to leave.

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