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.