Category: Accidents & Incidents

Pilot Incapacited on WestJet Boeing 737 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GQWJ performing flight WS-1152 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to San Juan (Puerto Rico) with 126 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 470nm east of Wilmington,NC (USA) when a member of the flight crew became ill and was unable to continue duties. A medical professional travelling as passenger on […]

Iran Air Fokker 100 Main Gear Did Not Extend

Reading Time: 1 minute An Iran Air Fokker 100, performing flight IR-215 from Qeshm Island to Tehran Mehrabad (Iran) with 24 passengers, main gear did not extend. Aircraft needed to land at Tehran Mehrabad’s airport with both main gear struts not extended at about 21:30L (18:00Z). The aircraft came to a stop on its nose gear and aft belly. […]

Ethiopian Crash: Black Boxes Show Similarities to Lion Air

Reading Time: 1 minute The Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder,  the so-called “black boxes”, of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-302 have been successfully read out. The links between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes are emerging. Last week Ethiopian Airlines said that the “black boxes” were transported to Paris, France, for investigation. On Sunday Ethiopia announced that the data […]

CRASH: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 157 On Board

Reading Time: 4 minutes UPDATED 15:23 (UTC +2), 15 March 2019 According to the media reports, the captain of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after take-off as it accelerated to abnormal speed. The aircraft was cleared for return. However, after clearance the plane climbed to an unusually high altitude and […]

Atlas Air Crash: Reason in Loss of Control?

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter on behalf of Amazon Prime, with 3 crew, was on approach to Houston in contact with Houston Approach, routine communication, when radio and radar contact with the aircraft was lost. The aircraft was found having impacted the waters of Trinity Bay about 1.5nm northwest of Anahuac’s Bayside Community Hospital. […]

Commutair Embraer E145 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute A Commutair Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N14171 performing flight CS-4933/UA-4933 from Newark,NJ to Presque Isle,ME (USA) with 28 passengers and 3 crew, was on final approach to Presque Isle’s runway 01 when the crew initiated a go around from about 2000 feet MSL. The aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 01 […]

Flybe Embraer E195 Evacuates Passengers Before Departure

Reading Time: 1 minute A Flybe Embraer ERJ-195, registration G-FBEJ performing flight BE-4321 from Exeter, EN (UK) to Alicante, SP (Spain) with 100 passengers and 5 crew, had backtracked Exeter’s runway 26 for departure, lined up for departure and was waiting for takeoff clearance when a loud bang occurred followed by haze developing in the cabin. The crew initiated […]

South African Airlink Embraer E135 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A South African Airlink Embraer ERJ-135, registration ZS-SJX performing flight 4Z-8307/SA-8307 from Kasane (Botswana) to Johannesburg (South Africa), was departing Kasane when a large bird impacted the aircraft’s nose. The bird penetrated the pressure vessel and became stuck. The crew returned to Kasane for a safe landing.

Alaska Airlines A320 Reported Unusual Odour on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Seattle to Santa Ana (USA), reported unusual odour on board. Aircraft was climbing through FL270 out of Seattle when the crew stopped the climb and decided to return to Seattle reporting an unusual odour on board. The aircraft landed safely back in Seattle about 30 minutes after departure. […]

Easyjet A320 Reported Burning Electrical Odour on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute An Easyjet Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Edinburgh to Bristol (UK), reported burning electrical odour on board. Aircraft was enroute at FL330 about 60nm northwest of Birmingham (UK) when the crew decided to divert to Birmingham due to a burning electrical odour. The aircraft landed safely on Birmingham’s runway 15 about 30 minutes later. The airline […]