SAS Flight Copenhagen-Stavanger Declares Emergency

SAS Flight Copenhagen-Stavanger Declares Emergency
Peter Bakema (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2 ), via Wikimedia Commons

In the last 30 minutes, a SAS flight to Stavanger declared an emergency following a u-turn back to it’s origin airport of Copenhagen.

The likely cause of this emergency looks to be fuel-related following the failed attempts to land at the Norwegian airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SK1874 – Copenhagen to Stavanger…

SAS Flight Copenhagen-Stavanger Declares Emergency
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SAS Flight Copenhagen-Stavanger Declares Emergency
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SAS flight SK1874 is a routine scheduled flight between Copenhagen in Denmark and Stavanger in Norway.

The affected rotation that declared the emergency was operated by EI-FPR.

As per data from, EI-FPR is a 6.6 year old Bombardier CRJ-900LR.

It was delivered to Irish carrier CityJet back in September 2017, who are operating it for SAS.

Of the CRJ-900 variant, the carrier operates 17 of them, of which 13 are in service and four are parked.

Average fleet age for these aircraft is at 9.7 years.

SK1874 departed Copenhagen at 1701 local time earlier today and proceeded initially up to Stavanger.

Source: METAR TAF.

Upon reaching Stavanger, the aircraft entered a series of holds to the east of the airport.

The METAR above suggests that the return back to Copenhagen was due to the high winds at it’s destination.

Moreover, whilst they were heading back to CPH, the aircraft declared an emergency just shy of the airfield.

This is potentially due to the holds at it’s origin airport that they had to perform.

SK1874 landed safely into CPH at around 1804 local time without incident.

Likely A Fuel-Related Incident…

Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

It is likely that the reason for the emergency broadcast was due to the aircraft running low on fuel.

Such a broadcast would mean that the SAS flight between Copenhagen and Stavanger would get a priority emergency landing.

Furthermore, this hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.

As soon as we get information pertinent to this, then we will update the article accordingly with such confirmation.

This remains a developing story.

UPDATE #1 @ 2155 UK time – Not Fuel-Related…

It turns out that the SAS aircraft didn’t declare an emergency due to a fuel emergency.

It was far more serious.

Two flights from Copenhagen to Stavanger, including SK1874 received bomb threats.

The other flight was Norwegian flight DY971 which also received a threat.

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