Tag: emergency

INTERESTING I How Do Pilots Communicate in Case of Emergency?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most probably each of us has seen a movie with some unexpected twists during flights. And, of course, everyone loves seeing a pilot performing safe and heroic landing. Sometimes it may even seem that one is taking a lot of spontaneous decisions and saves the day by depending on his own judgement.  However, there exists […]

Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 Crash-Lands at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fly Jamaica Boeing 757, performing a flight from Georgetown to Toronto with 120 passengers and 8 crew on board, has crash-landed at Cheddi Jagan Airport, officials said. According to the reports, all passengers are safe. 6 out of 128 people on board received minor injuries and were sent to hospital. According to reports, some time after taking […]

Air France Flight Declares Emergency After Being Struck By Lightening

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]