Category: Accidents & Incidents

Private Jet Crashes Istanbul’s Main Airport, Bursts Into Flame

A private jet crashed on landing and burst into flames Thursday while making an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main international airport, leaving four injured, officials said. The incident forced the temporary closure of Ataturk International Airport and while it later reopened passengers were still experiencing delays. Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said the Cessna Citation plane […]

Pacific Coastal Airlines Hit By Lightning

There were some scary moments for passengers aboard a small plane en route from Comox to Vancouver on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) after Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 713, carrying 27 passengers and three crew members, was struck by lightning. Airline spokesperson Kevin Boothroyd said the aircraft was struck […]

Ryanair Drops Nose Wheel In London While Taking Off

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, performing a flight from London Stansted, EN (UK) to Copenhagen (Denmark) with 182 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Stansted’s runway 22 when the crew stopped the climb at FL170 after ATC told them they had lost a wheel on departure. The crew decided to divert to East Midlands, EN […]

Wizz Air Rejects Take Off Due To Engine Failure

A Wizz Air Airbus A321-200 performing flight from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Billund (Denmark), was accelerating for takeoff from Otopeni’s runway when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 45 knots over ground) due to a right hand engine failure. The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway where […]

Royal Wings Boeing 737 Suffered A Runway Excursion On Landing

A Royal Wings Boeing 737-300, on behalf of Royal Jordanian, performing flight from Amman to Aqaba (Jordan) with 126 people on board, landed at Aqaba but went off the paved surface of the runway and came to a stop of soft ground. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained minor damage. The passengers disembarked onto […]

Wizz Air A320 Lands After E-Cigarette Begins To Emit Smoke

A Wizz Air Airbus A320 performing flight from Keflavik (Iceland) to Wroclaw with 147 people on board, was climbing out of Keflavik when an electronic cigarette of a passenger began to emit smoke prompting the flight crew to declare emergency and return. The cabin crew secured and cooled the device and stored it into a […]

TuiFly Boeing 737 Suffers A Bird Strike On Landing

A TuiFly Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Frankfurt/Main to Funchal (Portugal), was on final approach when a bird (reportedly a homing pigeon) impacted the nose of the aircraft. The aircraft continued for a safe landing a few minutes later. The aircraft was unable to depart for the return flight however due to the dent in […]

Sun Express B737 Makes An Emergency Landing In Toulouse

Sun Express Deutschland Boeing 737-800 was performing flight from Fuerteventura to Dusseldorf, with 192 people on board, when the crew reported an aft cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Toulouse. Soon after the crew reported the cargo smoke indication had ceased, nonetheless, they continued diversion to Toulouse and would stop on the runway […]

Serve Air Cargo AN-26 Engine Failure Results In Runway Excursion

A Serve Air Cargo Antonov AN-26 performing a cargo flight from Goma to Bunia (DR Congo) with 4 crew, was climbing out of Goma when one of the engines (AI-24VT) failed prompting the crew to return to Goma’s runway 35. The aircraft touched down at about mid point of the runway and did not stop […]

Hurricane Irma Could Cost The US Airline Industry $2.5 Billion

As the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic bears down on Miami, the impact that this superstorm will have on aviation is perhaps the last thing on the mind of the more than 20 million Americans that call the state of Florida home. Hurricane Irma is currently battering the Caribbean, causing billions of […]