Category: Accidents & Incidents

Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 Damaged On Landing At Mumbai

Reading Time: 1 minute A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, registration D-AIKR performing flight LH-764 from Munich, Germany to Mumbai, India with 163 passengers, landed on Mumbai’s runway 27 but burst both left and right main gear tyres (4 tyres in total) and became disabled on the runway about abeam taxiway S7 approximately 1830 meters/6000 feet past the runway threshold. The […]

British Airways Airbus A380 Lands With Square Tire

Reading Time: 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft which took of from Hong Kong, landed at London Heathrow Airport with a square tire. The aircraft, an Airbus A380, registration G-XLEB, was performing flight BA32. According to AvHerald, the crew received a tyre pressure indication after reaching top of climb. Checking flightradar24 data, it is seen that the […]

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport following an engine-related issue, an airline spokesman said. Flight 765, carrying 109 passengers and a crew, landed in Nashville after one of the Boeing 717’s two engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, fell off on the aircraft’s starboard side during […]

Three Dead in Small Plane Crash in Long Island Neighborhood

Reading Time: 1 minute Officials say three people are dead after a small plane broke up mid-flight, scattering debris across a residential Long Island neighborhood. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Robert Gretz says the pilot of the Beech BE-35 aircraft reported an issue with his instrument panel before the plane went down in Syosset Tuesday afternoon. Gretz says two […]

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad: 31 Injured By Severe Turbulence In Asia

Reading Time: 1 minute The United Arab Emirates’ national airline says several passengers were injured when one of its flights encountered sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that flight EY474 from its hub in Abu Dhabi was hit by “severe and unexpected turbulence” about 45 minutes before landing […]

Mid-Air Emergency Forces American Airlines Flight Back to Heathrow

Reading Time: 1 minute AN American Airlines flight on its way to Miami has had to fly back to London after declaring a mid-air emergency. Flight AA57 turned around over the English Channel and has flown back to London Heathrow. The emergency appears to have been caused by a “maintenance issue” and the flight landed back in the English […]

Turkish Airlines Flight TK1019 Goes Off Runway at Pristina Airport in Kosovo

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airways Flight 1019 has gone off the runway while landing at Pristina International Airport in the capital of Kosovo, officials and witnesses say. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The incident happened on early Monday evening when Flight 1019, which is a Boeing 737-800, attempted to land at Pristina International Airport. The aircraft […]

Helicopter that Crashed Into North Sea Killing 13 People ‘Failed Safety Check’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emergency crews have pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.The Sun reported that the same helicopter had to abort another flight 16 minutes after takeoff just days before the crash. The problem reoccurred after a component […]

Statoil Chopper Crashes Off Norway Coast, Fate of 13 on Board Unknown

Reading Time: 2 minutes A helicopter has crashed off the west coast of Norway near Bergen. A number of people are visible in the sea, while the helicopter was totally destroyed, witnesses told the TV2 news channel, as cited by Reuters. “We have received many, many reports of a helicopter crash just west of Turoy near Bergen. Many people […]

Norwegian Fighter Jet Helps Save Dying Patient

Reading Time: 1 minute Quick-thinking medical staff in Norway saved a patient’s life by calling in a fighter jet to whisk live-saving medical equipment from another hospital. The dying patient urgently needed a special lung and heart procedure called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, but the hospital in the town of Bodø in central Norway had neither the equipment nor the […]