Tag: ditching

Air Niugini Plane Overshoots Runway and Sinks in Sea Lagoon

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Niugini plane travelling from the Federated States of Micronesia to Papua New Guinea has landed in water after overshooting a runway on Friday morning. According to the reports, all passengers and crew were rescued safely, after Boeing 737 came to rest in the lagoon. Local witnesses told media that the plane floated long enough for […]

8 Years Ago a US Airways A320 Ditched Into The Hudson

Reading Time: 1 minute Yesterday it has been 8 years that a US Airways Airbus A320 ditched into the Hudson river. It is still described as the “Miracle on the Hudson” and according to aviation specialists it was “the most succesful ditching ever”. Wikipedia: US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-214 which, three minutes after takeoff from New […]