Category: Accidents & Incidents

Air Malta Airbus A319 Experiences Bird Strike

An Air Malta Airbus A319-100, performing flight from Malta (Malta) to London Heathrow (UK), was accelerating for takeoff from Malta’s runway when the aircraft encountered a flock of birds causing multiple impacts prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft slowed safely, stopped about 2100 meters down the runway for an inspection […]

Jet Airways Passengers Hurt After Sharp Drop of Cabin Pressure

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Mumbai to Jaipur (India) with 166 people on board, departed Mumbai’s runway when the passenger oxygen masks were released. The crew stopped the climb, descended the aircraft and returned to Mumbai for a landing on runway without further incident about 40 minutes after departure. A number of […]

Lufthansa Airbus A340: Toxic Fumes on Board

A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, performing flight from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Atlanta (USA), was climbing out of Frankfurt’s runway when the crew stopped the climb reporting they had a “smell event” on board. The crew indicated that the aircraft was completely okay, however, it was possible they would not continue the flight, they wanted to remain […]

Saurya Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 Experiences Bird Strike

A Saurya Airlines Canadair CRJ-200, performing flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (Nepal) with 48 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Kathmandu when the left engine ingested a bird. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew decided to continue the flight to destination, however, about half way into the flight the left engine […]

Wizz Air Airbus A320 Crew Reports Smoke in the Cockpit

A Wizzair Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Nis (Serbia) to Basel/Mulhouse (Switzerland/France) with 180 people on board, was enroute to Zagreb (Croatia) when the crew decided to divert to the city airport reporting smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft turned around and landed safely on Zagreb’s runway 05 about 33 minutes after leaving FL360 and […]

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Could Not Retract Nose Gear

A British Airways Boeing 747-400, performing flight from Chicago O’Hare (USA) to London Heathrow (UK), was climbing out of Chicago when the crew requested to stop climb at 15,000 feet advising, they were unable to accelerate beyond 190 KIAS while working on a technical issue. The crew advised no assistance was needed, they wanted to […]

Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 Blows All Four Main Tyres While Landing

An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, performing positioning flight from Cairo (Egypt) to Belgrade (Serbia), landed on Belgrade’s runway but came to a stop on the runway with all 4 main tyres blown, the wheel rims damaging the runway surface. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor damage, the runway surface was damaged, too. The […]

Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Aberdeen to Birmingham (UK) with 47 people on board, was descending towards Birmingham when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (PW150) down. The aircraft continued for a safe landing in Birmingham about 10 minutes later. The airline reported the crew shut one of […]

Frontier Airlines Airbus A320-200 Experiences Bird Strike

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Denver to Washington Dulles (USA), was in the initial climb out of Denver’s runway cleared to climb when the crew requested to level off at 10,000 feet due to a bird strike to figure out what is going on. The crew decided to initially continue the departure route. […]

Aeromexico Fires Three Pilots After July Crash

Despite bad weather being attributed as the cause of July’s crash of an Aeromexico Embraer 190 at Durango International Airport, in a letter sent to the carrier’s workers Chief Executive Andres Conesa has confirmed that all three of the plane’s pilots have since left the company. In the letter he said that: “Irrespective of the […]