Category: Accidents & Incidents

Westjet Pilot Injured by Laser During Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-FZRM performing flight WS-1948 from St. John’s,NL (Canada) to Orlando, FL (USA), was descending through 10,000 feet towards Orlando’s International Airport, about to cross above the approach path for Orlando Sanford, when the aircraft was hit by a green laser causing injuries to one of the pilots. The aircraft continued […]

Aeroflot SSJ100: Rejected Take-off due to Hydraulic Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registration RA-89102 performing flight SU-1389 from Ulyanovsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was accelerating for take-off from Ulyanovsk’s runway 02 when the crew rejected take-off at low speed (about 40 knots) due to the failure of the #1 hydraulic system. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron. The occurrence […]

Delta Boeing 757 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N727TW performing flight DL-273 from Lisbon (Portugal) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 164 people on board, was on approach to JFK’s runway 22L when a bird impacted and penetrated the leading edge of the right hand wing. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 22L maintaining […]

Fuel Truck Runs into Jazz Dash 8-300

Reading Time: 1 minute A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300, performing flight QK-8615 from Toronto,ON to Sudbury,ON (Canada) with 50 people on board, had flown to Subbury and had entered a hold due to weather before the crew decided to return to Toronto, where the aircraft landed safely about 2.5 hours after departure. While taxiing to the apron a […]

Myanmar Embraer E190 Lands Without Nose Gear

Reading Time: 1 minute A Myanmar National Airlines Embraer ERJ-190, registration XY-AGQ performing flight UB-103 from Yangon to Mandalay (Myanmar) with 82 passengers and 7 crew, was on approach to Mandalay’s runway 17 when the crew could not extend the nose gear and went around. The crew worked the related checklists, attempted an alternate gear extension, which also could […]

Sukhoi SSJ100 Can Be Grounded only by Aviation Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute After fatal emergency landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100, which resulted in the aircraft bursting into flames on 5 May, 2019, citizens started signing a petition in favour of the suspension of SSJ100 operations, TASS reports. Reportedly, currently there are over 140,000 signatures. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Kremlin is aware of the […]

Biman Bangladesh Dash 8 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute A Biman Bangladesh de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight BG-60 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Yangon (Myanmar) with 29 passengers and 4 crew, landed on Yangon’s runway 21 but veered left off the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with all gear collapsed and the fuselage broken into three sections. All 33 occupants […]

14 Injured as British Airways Boeing 777 Enters Turbulence

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Boeing 777-200, performing flight A-2167 from London Gatwick to Tampa, FL (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 500nm northeast of Bermuda when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 12 passengers and 2 crew. The aircraft continued to Tampa for a safe landing about 3.5 hours later. The FAA reported 12 passengers […]

Aeroflot Accident: Human Error or Aircraft Malfunction?

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the crash-landing of Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 on 5 May, 2019, the investigation into the deadly accident, which took the lives of 41 people, was launched.  The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that as possible reasons are considered the following: poor qualification of pilots, dispatchers and the personnel who performed technical check of the […]

Aeroflot Plane Fire Death Toll Rises to 41

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED 01:20 (UTC +3), 6 May 2019 According to the latest data from the investigation team, the deadly accident took the lives of 41 people onboard of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 operated by Aeroflot on 5 May. Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 was performing a flight SU-1492 from Moscow to Murmansk when it went for emergency […]