Category: Accidents & Incidents

Sky High BAE Jetstream 41 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute A Sky High Aviation BAE Jetstream JS-41 landed on Dominica’s Douglas Charles (formerly known as Melville Hall) Airport’s runway 27 but veered left off the runway. The aircraft crossed turn off taxiway B leaving the nose gear and debris behind and came to a stop past the taxiway B, the left main gear also collapsed. […]

American Airlines Boeing 737 Experiences Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N810NN performing flight AA-318 from Miami,FL (USA) to Saint Kitts (Saint Kitts and Nevis) with 166 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Miami’s runway 08R when the aircraft received a bird strike. The bird strike prompted the crew to stop the climb at about 5000 […]

Preliminary Ethiopian Crash Report Reveals: Crew Followed Procedures

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash investigation team has officially announced their initial findings into the possible reasons and circumstances of the deadly accident which took the lives of 157 people in March, 2019. Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority on their Facebook page released the preliminary findings on ET 302 crash as follows: Aircraft’s airworthiness […]

Co-owner of Russia’s S7 Group Killed in Air Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Natalia Fileva, co-owner and chairman of the board of directors of the S7 group, Russia’s largest private airline group, crashed on an airplane in Germany, the airline’s press service said. The crash of a private six-seater Epic-LT aircraft occurred while approaching Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport (IATA code: QEF) in Germany. The circumstances of the tragedy are […]

Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, performing positioning flight from Orlando,FL to Victorville, CA (USA) with 2 crew on board, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was in the initial climb out of Orlando’s runway 36R when the crew reported they had just lost their right hand engine (LEAP), stopped the climb at 2000 […]

LATAM Chile Airbus A321 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A LATAM Chile Airbus A321-200, performing flight LA-273 from Puerto Montt to Balmaceda (Chila) with 156 passengers and 8 crew, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft had aborted the approach to Balmaceda twice, held at Balmaceda for about one hour in between the approaches and was now returning to Puerto Montt at FL220 when the […]

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 […]