Tag: emergency

Air France Flight Declares Emergency After Being Struck By Lightening

An Air France flight heading from Paris to Birmingham declared a mid-air emergency after it was hit by a bolt of lightening. The passenger flight was leaving Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and was heading to the West Midlands when an alert was sounded. It later landed safely at Birmingham Airport with no one hurt during […]

American Airlines Co-Pilot Dies Just Minutes Before Landing

An American Airlines co-pilot died after becoming incapacitated while in the air Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Flight 1353, a Boeing 737, was just 2 miles from Albuquerque, N.M., when the captain announced a “medical” emergency over the intercom, an American Airlines spokeswoman told the Daily News. The aircraft, which had departed from Dallas-Fort Worth just […]

Multiple Deaths as Shooter Opens Fire at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

A shooter killed “multiple people” at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday before being taken into custody, officials said. CNN quoted an official as saying five people died in the shooting, and MSNBC said at least nine were shot, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. The Broward County Sheriff’s office tweeted “multiple people” had died and […]

UPDATED: Pakistan Airlines Plane Crashed Near Abbottabad With 47 On Board

Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42-500, flight PK-661 from Chitral to Islamabad (Pakistan) with 47 people on board, declared emergency reporting problems with the left engine, shortly afterwards radio and radar contact was lost with the aircraft. Residents in Havelian near Abbottabad (Pakistan) heard sounds consistent with an impact. The crash site was located at that position […]

Plane Makes Emergency Diversion Due to Airport Worker Trapped in Cargo

A TAAG Angola Airlines flight made an emergency diversion 40 minutes after takeoff on Saturday when it was discovered that a worker was trapped in the cargo hold. The flight left Porto, Portugal, on Saturday morning and was on its way to Luanda, Angola, when staff on the ground noticed that the worker was missing, […]

Qantas Plane Evacuated At Perth Airport

More than 100 Qantas passengers have been evacuated using emergency slides at Perth airport after a pilot noticed fumes in the cockpit. The F100 flight QF 1623 from the mining town of Newman to Perth was carrying 97 passengers and five crew. The pilot reported hydraulic issues on descent into Perth, an airport spokeswoman said […]

Turbulence Injures 16 Passengers on Flight from Houston to London

A flight from Houston to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland due to  severe turbulence. Sixteen people have been hospitalized: fourteen passengers and two crew members. The extent of the injures is not immediately known. According to United Airlines, the customers and crew members of flight UA-880 are being provided with care and […]

KrasAvia Yak-42 Aircraft Suffered a Runway Excursion at Ufa Airport

KrasAvia flight suffered a runway excursion after landing at Ufa International Airport in Bashkortostan, Russia, by 1,312 ft. (400 meters) Aug. 12, at 4:30 a.m. local time. The aircraft landed on runway 32R but failed to stop on the runway. There was a thunderstorm over the airport at the time of the incident which could be a […]

Emirates Boeing 777 Crashlands at Dubai DXB Airport

Dubai International Airport has closed until further notice after an Emirates Airline flight crash landed and burst into flames. Footage of the incident showed a tower of flames bursting from the front of the aircraft with plumes of thick smoke pouring from its upper section. Emirates EK521 had travelled from the southern Indian city of […]

Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 Damaged On Landing At Mumbai

A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKR performing flight LH-764 from Munich, Germany to Mumbai, India with 163 passengers, landed on Mumbai’s runway 27 but burst both left and right main gear tyres (4 tyres in total) and became disabled on the runway about abeam taxiway S7 approximately 1830 meters/6000 feet past the runway threshold. The […]