Category: Accidents & Investigations

Brussels A333 Faces Flaps Problem at Brussels

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration OO-SFM performing flight SN-255 from Brussels (Belgium) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), was climbing out of Brussels’ runway 07R when the crew stopped the climb at FL060 being unable to fully retract the flaps. The aircraft entered a hold to burn off fuel, climbed to FL080 and FL100 always maintaining […]

Daily Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Ran Off Runway Hit Railing At Lanyu

A Daily Air de Havilland DHC-6-400, registration B-55571 performing flight DA-7511 from Taitung to Orchid Island (Taiwan) with 17 passengers and 2 crew, landed on Orchid Island’s runway 13 at about 16:32L (08:32Z) but veered left off the runway and came to a stop in a drainage ditch with the left hand wing entangled in […]

Mount Cook ATR-72 Crew Aborts the Approach Due to Unsafe Nose Gear

A Mount Cook Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-MCY performing flight NZ-5075 from Auckland to Nelson (New Zealand) with 64 passengers and 5 crew, was on approach to Nelson when the crew aborted the approach reporting an unsafe indication for the nose gear. The aircraft was diverted […]

Lufthansa A320 Engine Shuts Down In Flight From Manchester

A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, registration D-AIUJ performing flight LH-943 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 124 passengers, was climbing out of Manchester’s runway 23R when the crew stopped the climb at about 3000 feet, shut an engine (CFM56) and returned to Manchester for a safe landing on runway 23R about 15 minutes after departure. […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]

Mango B738 Returns to Cape Town after Being Impacted by a Pelican

A Mango Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJD performing flight JE-348 from Cape Town to Durban (South Africa), was climbing out of Cape Town’s runway 01 when a pelican impacted the leading edge of the left hand horizontal stabilizer causing a large dent. The aircraft continued the climb and reached FL330 about 130nm east of Cape Town, […]

Malaysia B738 Goes Off the Runway and Stops with Nose Gear Collapsed

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9M-MXX performing flight MH-2718 from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu (Malaysia) with 61 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Sibu’s runway 13 in heavy rain at about 22:10L (14:10Z) but went off the side of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with the nose gear collapsed, […]

Iran Aseman A320 Engine Fails and Shuts Down in Flight

An Iran Aseman Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration EP-ZAR performing flight EP-850 from Tehran Mehradbad to Zahedan (Iran), was climbing out of Tehran when the crew stopped the climb at FL140 reporting an engine (V2500) had needed to be shut down. The aircraft returned to Tehran Mehrabad for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure. […]

Six Die In Libyan Fighter Crash

Six people were killed when a Libyan Air Force (LAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into a house in the Watar district to the south of the city of Tobruk. According to the Libya Herald newspaper, the dead include the pilot and LNA Air Brigadier Saleh Joudah, the commander of the Gamel Abdul-Nasser airbase in Tobruk. […]

Rejected Take-off Results in Eagle Air Let L-410 Runway Excursion

An Eagle Air Let L-410, registration 5X-EIV performing flight H7-360 from Yei (South Sudan) to Arua (Uganda) with 17 passengers and 3 crew, was accelerating for takeoff at about 10:30L (when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed, the aircraft went off the runway and came to a stop with the nose gear collapsed. There […]