Category: Accidents & Investigations

Crew and Passengers Hospitalized after British Airways Emergency Landing

According to Laura Kohli, a spokeswoman for for Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals, 25 passengers and crew members were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Depending on early reports, the plane was flying from San Francisco to London when it was diverted to Vancouver. Fortunately, it made an emergency landing safely in Vancouver.

Five Killed After Military Aircraft Crashes in Malta

According to airport sources and witnesses, light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Malta, killing at least five people. A small-engine military aircraft, belonging to Luxembourg, has crashed due to engine trouble. The aircraft crash-landed on the road between Safi and Kirkop, right outside the MIA runway. According to a witness, the plane suddenly tipped […]

Helicopter Robinson R44 Crash in Russia Kills All 3 People on Board

According to the spokesman of the Russia’s Zabaikalsky Territory’s head, helicopter Robinson R44 crash in the Russia’ eastern Zabaykalsky Territory claimed the lives of the pilot and two passengers on board. Helicopter Robinson R44 crash in the Russia’ eastern Zabaykalsky Territory claimed the lives of the pilot and two passengers on board, the spokesman of […]

Emergency Landing in Canada: Smoke in Lufthansa Jumbo Jet Cockpit

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 jumbo jet with 363 people on board made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday after being diverted due to smoke in the cockpit, the German airline says. The 345 passengers and 18 crew members on the flight from Frankfurt bound for Orlando, Florida, were uninjured and were able to […]

Air India Plane with 128 Passengers Suffers Tyre Burst

An Air India plane carrying 128 passengers and crew members from Ahmedabad suffered a tyre burst while landing at the city airport Tuesday morning. All passengers are safe and another aircraft has been arranged to ferry passengers to their onward journey, an Air India spokesperson in New Delhi said. “Air India flight AI 614 from […]

Cracked Windscreen: Passengers Taken Off Flight at Dunedin Airport

Passengers faced lengthy delays at Dunedin Airport yesterday, after a crack was discovered in the windscreen of a Virgin Australia flight bound for Brisbane. An airline spokeswoman confirmed a “minor crack” was found in the aircraft’s windscreen during a pre-flight check on the tarmac. It was believed the damage occurred on the ground after the […]

UPDATED: United Flights Worldwide Delayed by Computer Systems Meltdown

According to the Independent fears of a campaign of cyber attacks on leading airlines have grown after a “systems issue” delayed United Airlines flights worldwide. A spokesman for United told The Independent: “ “We are aware of an issue with our systems that is resulting in flight delays. We are working to resolve the issue […]

Four Injured After Air NZ Flight Hits Turbulence

An Air New Zealand flight from Vietnam was forced to turn back to Ho Chi Minh City yesterday after four people were injured when the plane hit turbulence. The airline said three cabin crew members and one passenger received minor injuries when the turbulence hit about 40 minutes into the flight to Auckland. The four […]

UPDATED: Flight to Tel Aviv Makes an Emergency Landing in Munich

A scheduled flight from Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv by ST Germania Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing in Munich on Thursday morning. The flight landed safely and there were no initial reports of injuries. Flight ST 6256 left Dusseldorf at 6:15 Thursday morning, 15 minutes later than scheduled. Shortly into the flight, the […]

Plane Evacuated after Samsung Smartphone Starts Smoking

An overheating, smoking Samsung smartphone forced the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines jet that was preparing to take off Wednesday from the Louisville airport. The incident raised fresh trouble for Samsung, which saw its new Galaxy Note 7 device recalled last month because of overheating batteries. Samsung, Southwest and federal aviation safety officials declined to […]