Category: Accidents & Incidents

One Dead and 20 Injured after Convair CV-340 Crashes in South Africa

A MAC Martin’s Air Charter (owner Rovos Air) Convair, performing a test flight from Pretoria Wonderboom to Pretoria Wonderboom (South Africa), was climbing out of Wonderboom’s runway 29 when ground observers noticed smoke from the left hand engine, the aircraft appeared to not climb anymore, estimated height was about 300 feet. The aircraft appeared to […]

Gol Boeing 737 Aircraft Movement Injures Two Flight Attendants

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Belo Horizonte was enroute when the crew decided to turn around and return to Belo Horizonte after sudden aircraft movements had caused two flight attendants to lift off from the cabin floor and fall uncontrolled sustaining injuries. The aircraft descended for the return and landed safely […]

EASA and FAA Issue Airworthiness Directives on Boeing 787 Engines

Both EASA and FAA have released different Airworthiness Directives for Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines in order to correct unsafe conditions. The FAA reported in their AD that following an inflight shut down of one engine requiring a higher load on the other engine running at maximum […]

Jet2 Boeing 737 Loose Trolley Injures Passengers

A Jet2 Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Tenerife South, Spain to Belfast Aldergrove, UK, landed on Belfast Aldergrove’s runway 07 when a loose trolley moved from the aft galley towards the front of the aircraft colliding with passenger arms and feet on the way until impacting a lavatory door in the front of the aircraft. […]

Thomas Cook Boeing 757 Engine Shuts Down in Flight near Lanzarote

A Thomas Cook Airlines Boeing 757-300,  performing flight  from London Gatwick to Arrecife with 284 people on board, had been enroute at FL350 and was descending towards Lanzarote/Arrecife when the crew received indication of the failure of one of the engines (RB211), declared emergency, shut the engine down and continued to Arrecife for a safe […]

Korean Air Boeing 777 and Asiana Airbus A330 Suffer Minor Collision

On 26 June, 2018, a Korean Air Boeing 777-200ER was struck by the right winglet of an Asiana Airbus A330-300 at Seoul Gimpo Airport. Most probably during the taxiing, the Airbus winglet hit the parked Korean Air aircraft and caused substantial damage. Luckily no injuries were reported as there was none on board. The South Korean authorities […]

Pegasus Boeing 737 Engine Shuts Down During the Flight

A Pegasus Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Novosibirsk (Russia) to Antalya (Turkey) with 190 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 200nm northeast of Atyrau (Kazakhstan) when the crew decided to divert to Atyrau due to an engine failure and subsequent shut down. Enroute from Novosibirsk to Antalya when the crew received indication […]

Eastern Australia DH8C Encouters Lightning Strike

An Eastern Australia de Havilland Dash 8-300 on behalf of Qantas, performing flight QF-2164 from Sydney, NS to Port Macquarie, NS (Australia), had just levelled off at cruise level 170 out of Sydney about 17 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to Sydney reporting the aircraft had sustained a lightning strike. […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Does not Retract Landing Gear at London Gatwick

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, performing flight from London Gatwick to Dubai, was climbing out of Gatwick’s runway 26L when the aircraft was seen not retracting the landing gear. The aircraft stopped the climb and entered a hold, subsequently diverted to London’s Heathrow Airport where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27R one hour after departure. […]

Rossiya A319 Engine Malfunction Due to Bird Strike at Rostov

A Rossiya Airbus A319-100 performing flight from St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don carrying the national soccer team of Saudi Arabia, was on final approach to Rostov’s new International Platov Airport’s runway 04 when the right hand engine emitted streaks of flame.  The aircraft continued for a safe landing. Saudi Arabia’s National Football Association assured their fans […]