Category: ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

CRASH | Ukrainian Boeing 737 Comes Down Killing 176 on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing a flight PS-752 from Tehran (Iran) to Kiev (Ukraine) with 167 passengers and 9 crew, was climbing out of Tehran, when the aircraft’s transponder signals ceased and the plane went off radars. All 176 people on board were killed. UPDATED 8 January, 2019, 16:31 (GMT +2) In a […]

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Skids Off Runway Halting Airport Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing a flight from Sharjah, UAE, to Istanbul, Turkey, with 169 people on board, has skidded off the runway on landing, reportedly, due to heavy rainfall. The incident forced a temporary halt of operations at the second biggest airport in Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. Pegasus Airlines B737-800 (TC-CCK) ran […]

CRASH | Bek Air Fokker 100 with Over 90 on Board Comes Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute At least 12 fatalities are reported after a Bek Air’s (a Kazakh airline) Fokker 100 with over 90 people on board lost height and crashed into a building shortly after take-off near the city of Almaty. The flight Z2100 was scheduled to fly from Almaty to Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana, but according to the authorities […]

Hydraulic Fluid Leak Prompts Qantas Airbus A330 Evacuation

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Qantas Airbus A330, performing a flight from Sydney to Perth with 221 passengers and 12 crew members on board, was forced to return to the airport of departure due to a hydraulic fluid leak on board of the plane. This resulted in an evacuation of the aircraft at Sydney Airport. The airline confirmed that […]

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 Overruns Runway on Take-off

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Ethiopian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing a flight ET-357 from Juba (South Sudan) to Addis Abada (Ethiopia) with 21 people on board, was accelerating for take-off from Juba but overran the end of the runway before coming to a stop on soft ground. No injuries are being reported, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. […]

Braathens Regional ATR 72 Deals with Icing in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Braathens Reginal Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, performing a flight TF-336 from Stockholm Bromma to Helsingborg (Sweden), was climbing through FL130 out of Bromma Airport when the crew declared emergency reporting they were picking up ice on their wings and needed to immediately descend into warmer air. The aircraft descended and diverted to […]

Camair Co Xian MA-60 Shot at With Firearms

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Camair Co Xian MA-60, registration TJ-QDB performing flight QC-292 from Douala to Bamenda (Cameroon), was on approach to Bamenda, when shots were heard and two projectiles entered the cabin. The aircraft was able to continue for a safe landing. No injuries occurred, the aircraft fuselage and pressure vessel was penetrated at the left hand […]

Fatal flydubai Crash in 2016: Pilot Error in Bad Weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has released a report into the 2016 flydubai Boeing 737-800 crash which claimed the lives of 62 people. The final conclusions point out to poor captain’s psychological preparation for the manoeuvre, bad weather conditions and incorrect aircraft configuration. The aircraft was performing a flight from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don. The first landing […]

CRASH | At Least 27 Dead After Aircraft Crashes into Houses

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Dornier 228-200 aircraft operated by the private carrier Busy Bee Congo has crashed into the residential area in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo leaving 27 people dead, including both people in the aircraft and occupants on the ground. Reportedly, the aircraft with 17 passengers and two crew failed to […]

Turbulence Injures 3 on Qantas Airbus A330 Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Qantas Airbus A330-200 performing flight QF-108 from Beijing (China) to Sydney, NS (Australia), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean near the island of Palau about 6 hours into the flight when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to three flight attendants. The aircraft continued to Sydney for a safe landing about 5 hours later. […]