Category: Accidents & Investigations

South Supreme AN-26 Crashes at Wau, South Sudan

As many as 44 people are feared dead after a plane crash landed and split into pieces at an airport in South Sudan. UPDATE: All 45 occupants were rescued alive, 17 or 18 have been taken to local hospitals with injuries. Passengers were pulled from the burning wreckage after the plane belonging to South Supreme Airlines […]

2016 Worst for CIS-Wide Flight Safety in 25 Years

The year 2016 was marked by the record-high number of aviation accidents in the past 25 years across the 12 CIS states which are party to the Civil Aviation and Airspace Use Treaty. The statistics are contained in a report issued by the Interstate Aviation Committee (CIS), which oversees the use and management of civil […]

REX Regional Express Saab 340B Propeller Detached In Flight

A REX Regional Express Saab 340B performing flight from Albury to Sydney with 16 passengers and 3 crew was descending  towards Sydney when the right hand propeller had sheared off. They still were able to fly with normal handling of the aircraft. Air Traffic Control stopped departures and sent arriving traffic into holds advising a runway […]

Paris Orly Airport Evacuated After Shooting

A man has been shot dead after attempting to seize a gun from a soldier at Paris Orly airport, sparking an evacuation and severe flight disruption. UPDATED: A police source says the man shot dead after stealing a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly Airport was a “radicalised Muslim” known to security services. The suspect is […]

Headphones Explode Inflight

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued a passenger warning notice today related to a recent incident on board involving a battery explosion. On a flight between Beijing and Melbourne, a woman was wearing noise-canceling headphones while sleeping. After two hours of flight, she woke up in pain. “As I went to turn around I […]

Delta A333 Rejects Take-off Due to Hydraulic Failure

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Atlanta,GA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam at low speed (about 70 knots over ground) due to the failure of the green hydraulic system, the aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway S2 about 1800 meters/5900 feet down the runway and stopped clear of […]

Helicopter Crash Kills Five Russian High-Level Business Executives

A helicopter carrying an executive of the Turkish Eczabicasi group and four Russians, including the firm’s Russian operations chief, crashed in Istanbul on Friday, killing five of the seven people on board, the company’s chairman said. The Sikorsky S-76, belonging to the Eczacibasi group of companies, was carrying seven people — the company’s four Russian […]

RAF Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept Flight from Bucharest

RAF jets have been scrambled to intercept a flight from Romania after it lost communications. A Fleet Air International Saab 340B performing freight flight from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Birmingham,EN (UK), was enroute over Belgium when the communication between ATC and the aircraft was lost. Belgium and UK fighter aircraft were dispatched to intercept the aircraft, […]

LOT Embraer 170 Lands at Very High Speed With Zero Flaps

A LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ-170, registration SP-LDG performing flight LO-411 from Warsaw (Poland) to Zurich (Switzerland), was on final approach to Zurich’s runway 14 when the crew initiated a go around reporting technical difficulties. The aircraft entered a hold at FL110 while the crew worked the checklists, the crew subsequently advised they were having […]

Pakistani Airline Accused of Issuing Handwritten Boarding Passes

A Pakistani airliner is investigating how and why at least seven more passengers than the maximum allowed were able to board a plane in Pakistan and then forced to stand in the aisle for more than three hours from takeoff to landing. Pakistan International Airlines admitted over the weekend that 416 people were on board […]