Category: Accidents & Incidents

Smoke On Board Of Thomas Cook B753 Prompts Evacuation Before Departure

A Thomas Cook Boeing 757-300 with 251 passengers and 9 crew was about to depart from Hurghada when smoke appeared in the cabin prompting the flight crew to initiate an evacuation via slides onto the runway. A number of people received injuries as result of the evacuation. The airline reported all 251 customers and 9 […]

Tri-M.G B733 Touches Down Hard And Veered Left Off The Runway

A Tri-M.G Boeing 737-300 was performing freight flight from Timika to Wamena (Indonesia), landed on Wamena’s runway 15, but touched down hard, veered left off the runway and came to a stop on rough terrain near the airport perimeter fence.   The nose gear and left main gear collapsed and the left wing fractured. There […]

Plane Stuck In The Mud After Asheville Flight Uses Wrong Taxiway

A plane at the Asheville Regional Airport got stuck in mud after landing Sunday.   Airport officials say 106 people were on Delta flight 2492, which was traveling from Atlanta. Airport officials said that around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night the pilot was taxiing and tried to use a taxiway connector that is under construction when […]

Chaos Hits Gatwick Flights After Airliner Suffers Tyre Blowout

Airline passengers are facing cancellations, delays and disruption after a plane tyre burst as it left the runway on a transatlantic flight. Flights are using Gatwick’s back-up runway after the airport’s main strip was closed following an incident involving an Air Canada Rouge flight to Toronto. The plane was leaving Gatwick at 1.16pm bound for […]

Air Zimbabwe Cuts Half Its Workforce

Air Zimbabwe, the national carrier of the southern African nation, has reportedly made almost half of its 400-plus staff redundant as it battles chronic financial problems. The Zimbabwe flag carrier has been in a perilous position for years, with debts estimated at $330 million. Its fleet has shrunk to just a few aircraft. The Harare-headquartered […]

Violent Landing Makes Ryanair Passengers Panic

A Ryanair plane landed so violently that a passenger “feared the landing gear would snap”. The bumpy landing was filmed by a passenger travelling from Fuerteventure in Spain on Friday and shows the nail-biting moment the plane hits the tarmac with a thud. The passenger filmed the plane coming in to land at Leeds Bradford […]

Tourist Killed on Maho Beach At St. Maarten By Jet Blast

A 57-year old woman from New Zealand was killed on Maho Beach late Wednesday afternoon (July 12), after being blown off her feet by a jet blast from an aircraft taking off. The beach is world famous to aviation enthusiasts and plane spotters, because of its extremely close proximity to St Maarten Princess Juliana Airport […]

Iranian Plane Makes Urgent Landing In Isfahan Airport

An Iranian airplane traveling from the country’s city of Isfahan to Tehran, was forced to make an urgent landing after experiencing technical problems, the head of Isfahan province airports Hassan Amjadi said. According to him, the airplane made an urgent landing in Isfahan airport midnight, IRNA news agency reported. The airplane which was carrying 157 […]

Air Canada Flight AC759 Nearly Lands On Taxiway At San Francisco

Details are emerging about what could have been a serious incident at San Francisco International Airport last Friday night when an Air Canada plane from Toronto nearly landed on the taxiway. The flight was cleared to land, but it appears the pilot was confused and nearly landed on the taxiway instead of one of the […]

16 Dead In Military Plane Crash In Mississippi

A military refueling aircraft crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line. “Most of them are gonna be Marines,” he said. He […]