Category: Accidents & Incidents

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq with seven people on board, U.S. officials said late on Thursday. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity and citing initial reports, said the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and it crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the Syrian […]

An-12 Cargo Plane Loses over 3 Tonnes of Gold During Takeoff

An An-12 cargo plane carrying some 9 tonnes of gold has lost a third of its cargo during takeoff from the Yakutsk airport in Eastern Siberia, a local transport police spokesman told TASS on Thursday. Earlier reports said that the plane’s cargo hatch was partially torn off by a strong flow of air during takeoff. […]

Flight Attendant Falls out of the Emirates Boeing 777

An Emirates Boeing 777-300 was parked at the gate and was being prepared for boarding, when a flight attendant opened one of the aft doors for unknown reasons and fell out of the aircraft landing on the concrete surface of the apron. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority reported an incident happened at Entebbe when a female […]

At Least 38 Dead after Plane Crashes at Kathmandu Airport

A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew members has crashed as it was landing at Kathmandu airport in Nepal. The US-Bangla Airlines plane slipped off the runway as it was landing and fell down a slope, sliding for about 300 metres before it stopped at a football pitch, leaving a trail of twisted […]

Turkish Plane Crashes in Iran Killing 11 on Board

A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul carrying a group of young women crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a heavy rain, killing all 11 people on board, authorities said. Days earlier, the doomed aircraft carried a bachelorette party bound for Dubai, although it was not […]

Serve Cargo B733 Suffers Nose Gear Collapse and Runway Excursion

A Serve Air Cargo Boeing 737-300 freighter, registration 9S-ASG performing a freight flight from an unknown origin to Lubumbashi (DR Congo), landed on Lubumbashi’s runway 07 but veered left off the runway. It came to a stop with a collapsed nose gear, both nose and left main gear on soft ground, the right main gear […]

SmartLynx A320 Suffers Runway Excursion after Bad Touch and Go

A Smartlynx Estonia Airbus A320-200 was doing touch and gos when the aircraft touched down on runway 08 at 17:03L (15:03Z), accelerated again, lifted off but could not climb out touching down again very hard with sparks and flames visible and became airborne again, the transponder obviously failed upon the hard touch down. The crew […]

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, performing flight from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles with 110 people on board, was climbing out Salt Lake City when the crew reported they had engine compressor stalls, there were streaks of flame but not engine fire indication. The crew levelled off at 10,000 feet, shut the engine down and […]

Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72 Crashes with 66 on Board

An Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72, registration performing flight from Tehran Mehrabad to Yasuj with 60 passengers and 6 crew, disappeared from radar near the Zagroz Mountains. The wreckage was later found near the village of Semirom (Iran) at the Dena Mountain at an elevation between 12,500 and 13,500 feet. No survivors were sighted. Emergency services […]

Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Catches Fire

Delta Airlines Airbus A330, performing flight from Lagos (Nigeria) to Atlanta (USA), was in the initial climb when the crew received a fire indication for the left hand engine (PW4168). The crew stopped the climb at 2000 feet, shut the engine down, activated the fire suppression and returned to Lagos for a safe landing on […]