Flight from Zurich to L.A. diverts to Iqaluit after engine shuts down
A Swiss Air flight comes in for a landing at Iqaluit Airport in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Wednesday, Feb.1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darren T. Brooks)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:10PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:34AM EST
IQALUIT, Nunavut -- Swiss International Air Lines says a flight bound for Los Angeles diverted to Nunavut on Wednesday.
The airline says the plane landed safely in Iqaluit after being diverted due to a "technical irregularity."
It says a malfunction message led to an automatic shutdown of the left engine, adding that is what the system was programmed to do.
The flight from Zurich is expected to arrive about four hours late in Los Angeles.
The plane is a Boeing 777-300ER which can carry more than 300 passengers.