Category: Accidents & Incidents

UAE Says Qatari Fighter Jets ‘Intercept’ Passenger Plane

The United Arab Emirates accused Qatari fighter jets of “intercepting” a passenger plane en route to Bahrain on Monday, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations. “Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Manama in a flagrant threat to civil aviation safety and in a clear violation of […]

Pegasus B738 Skids off Runway Stopping Just Feet From the Sea

A Pegasus Boeing 737-800 has skidded off the runway after landing in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, causing panic among 162 passengers aboard. The Pegasus Airlines jet narrowly avoided plunging into the sea after it veered left off the runway, went down a slope and came to a stop on soft ground while landing […]

LOT Polish Airlines DH8D Suffers Hard Landing in Warsaw

A LOT Polish Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration SP-EQG performing flight LO-3924 from Krakow to Warsaw (Poland) with 59 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Krakow when the crew spotted a problem with the nose gear, stopped the climb at FL100 and turned to return to Krakow, but then decided to continue […]

British Airways A320 Deals with the Gear Problem at Amsterdam

A British Airways Airbus A320-200, registration G-EUUC performing flight BA-446 from London Heathrow, EN (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam’s runway 06 when the crew initiated a go around reporting a gear problem. The aircraft requested a long downwind and 15nm final approach while working the checklists, the crew subsequently advised […]

Turbulence Injures 4 on the Batik B739 Flight to Jakarta

A Batik Air Boeing 737-900, registration PK-LBJ performing flight ID-6575 from Surabaya to Jakarta (Indonesia), was climbing through FL230 out of Surabaya when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing minor injuries to two passengers and two cabin crew. The flight crew continued the climb to FL340 and landed the aircraft safely at destination about 60 minutes […]

American Airlines: Mechanical Issue on Plane Sends 4 to Hospital

American Airlines says a mechanical issue has forced a plane to return to the gate at Boston’s Logan Airport, and four people have been taken to hospitals to be evaluated. WCVB-TV reports the airline says passengers reported an odor in the cabin Monday before the plane was scheduled to leave Boston. It was headed to […]

Air France Airbus A380 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

An Air France Airbus A380, performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, was descending towards Los Angeles when the crew needed to shut the #2 engine down due to a low oil pressure indication. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 25L. The airline confirmed the aircraft landed with the […]

Emirates Passenger Dies After Being Found Unconscious

A passenger on an Emirates flight from Dubai to Lagos in Nigeria has died, the airline has confirmed. A spokesperson for the Dubai-based carrier said cabin crew found the passenger unconscious in her seat on board flight EK783 on December 15, as the flight was preparing for descent. Crew consulted doctors on board the flight […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

An Emirates Airbus A380, performing flight from Dubai to Sao Paulo, was in the initial climb out of Dubai when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet, shut the #1 engine down, dumped fuel and returned to Dubai for a safe landing about 110 minutes after departure. A ground observer the aircraft emitted 3-4 […]

West Wind ATR-42 Smashes into the Field with 25 on Board

West Wind Aviation ATR-42-300, performing Canada’s domestic flight from Font-du-Lac to Stony Rapids with 22 passengers and 3 crew, was in the initial climb when the aircraft lost height and impacted terrain about 1km past the runway. All occupants survived, there are a number of serious and minor injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. All […]