Category: ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS

Iran Admits to Firing More Than One Missile at UIA Boeing 737

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strong pressure on Iran is further intensifying. The recent wave of international frustration has been caused by the issues related to ‘black boxes’ from the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, which was shot by two Iranian missiles killing 176 people on board. On Tuesday Iran has confirmed for the first time that it shot more […]

Delta Boeing 777 Dumps Jet Fuel over Los Angeles Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Before returning for emergency landing to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Boeing 777-200 operated by Delta Air Lines dumped jet fuel over Los Angeles. The Delta Air Lines Flight 89 was en route to China, but declared emergency immediately after take-off and turned back for lading due to an issue with an engine, […]

Iran Admits a Mistake: UIA Boeing 737 “Unintentionally” Shot Down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the Ukrainian International Airlines with 176 people on board on 8 January, 2020. After a number of potential causes considered, after great speculation over the connection between political tensions, military actions in Iran hours earlier and the fatal crash, the reason behind the […]

Crash of UIA Boeing 737 NG: More Questions Than Answers

Reading Time: 4 minutes The fatal crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 (737 NG) on 8 January, 2020, has come under rigorous scrutiny all over the world. The plane bound to Kiev came down minutes after departure from Tehran. UPDATED 11 January, 2020 Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the […]

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 […]