Tag: ATR 72

ATR-72 Veered Off Runway After Captain’s Seat Moved Fully Backwards

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Nov 30th 2017 Ghana’s Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from Accra when at about 70 KIAS the captain’s seat moved fully backwards violently and shifted to the left. As the captain was still controlling nose wheel steering via the steering tiller, this caused the aircraft to veer left and […]

Starbow Airlines ATR-72 Suffers a Runway Excursion During Take-off

Reading Time: < 1 minute Starbow Airlines ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Accra to Kumasi (Ghana) with 63 passengers and 5 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Accra when the aircraft veered left off the runway and entangled with the perimeter fence. One passenger received minor injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The airport reported flight S9-104 from Accra’s Kokota Airport […]

Mount Cook ATR-72 Crew Aborts the Approach Due to Unsafe Nose Gear

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Mount Cook Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-MCY performing flight NZ-5075 from Auckland to Nelson (New Zealand) with 64 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Nelson when the crew aborted the approach reporting an unsafe indication for the nose gear. The aircraft was diverted […]

TAP Express Launches Embraer E190 Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute TAP Portugal has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190, which will be operated by regional subsidiary TAP Express. It wasplaced into service May 23 on the Lisbon-Nice route. The new aircraft also operated service from Lisbon to Barcelona and Toulouse on its first day of operations with TAP Express. Following a recent change of ownership, […]