Category: Accidents & Incidents

Severe Turbulence Sends 10 United Passengers To Hospital

United Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Panama City to Houston was enroute about 80nm east of Cancun (Mexico) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 9 passengers and one cabin crew. The aircraft continued to Houston for a safe landing about 80 minutes later. Emergency services transported 9 passengers and one cabin crew to […]

26 Passengers Get Injured As China Eastern A330 Hits Turbulence

China Eastern Airbus A330 was performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Kunming when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence including two large jolts causing the aircraft to experience multiple rapid descends and climbs (in excess of 5000 fpm) reaching a minimum of FL349 as well as injuries to 26 people on board. The aircraft […]

Ural Airlines A320 Overran Runway On Landing In Ekaterinburg

An Ural Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration VQ-BAG performing flight U6-261 from Moscow Domodedovo to Ekaterinburg (Russia) with 81 people on board, landed on Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport’s runway 26R in heavy rain at 14:16L (09:16Z) but overran the end of the runway by about 50 meters coming to a stop with all gear on soft ground. […]

Woman Dies In Lavatory On American Airlines Flight

A woman onboard American Airlines flight AA329 from Dallas to Minneapolis yesterday morning died in the lavatory. A passenger seated near her said she went to the bathroom “about halfway” into the scheduled 2 hour 23 minute flight. During landing preparations, flight attendants discovered that there was someone still in the lavatory. When there was […]

40 Passengers Kicked Off After Plane Was Too Heavy

Up to 40 passengers on board a Perth-bound Qantas flight have been removed from the aircraft because it was reportedly too heavy to fly. Passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 Sydney to Perth flight, according to Radio 6PR, had their names called out and were told to disembark the plane. One passenger commented her row […]

Southwest B737 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Chicago

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, performing flight from Chicago Midway to Bradley with 139 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Midway Airport when the crew reported the right hand engine (CFM56) had failed. They wanted to divert to Chicago O’Hare. The aircraft stopped the climb at 3000 feet and diverted […]

China Eastern A330 Lands Safely With Cowling Damage

A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-6099 performing flight MU-736 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Shanghai Pudong (China), was in the initial climb out of Sydney’s runway 34L when the crew reported a left hand engine (Trent 772) fault and requested to maintain runway heading. The aircraft levelled off at 5000 feet, the crew shut the […]

Delta Boeing 747 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Pacific

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747-400 performing flight from Tokyo Narita to Detroit with 310 passengers and 17 crew was over the Pacific Ocean when the crew reported problems with the #1 engine (PW4056, outboard left hand) and decided to return to Tokyo Narita, where the aircraft landed back about 7 hours after departure. A passenger […]

Passenger Gets Injured As Kulula B737 Hits Turbulence

A Kululu Boeing 737-800 was on approach to Cape Town in adverse weather conditions when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to one passenger. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Cape Town’s runway 01. The airline reported the aircraft was about 20 minutes before landing in clear weather when the aircraft encountered […]

Myanmar Military Plane With Over 100 On Board Crashes Into The Sea

Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane left […]