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Southwest Airlines Plane Returns to Washington after Burning Fuel

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
Southwest Airlines Plane Returns to Washington after Burning Fuel

Southwest Airlines flight WN-2701 had to return and make an emergency landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Washington, on May 23rd. The Boeing 737-300, en-route to Saint Louis, Missouri, had to return when the crew initiated a descent to around 10,000 feet. The plane burnt fuel and returned safely. No one was injured. Recommend on... »

KLM Flight Returns to Netherlands due to Cabin Pressure Problem

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
KLM Flight Returns to Netherlands due to Cabin Pressure Problem

KLM flight KL-1801 returned and made a safe emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 22nd. The Boeing 736-800, en-route to Munich, Germany, had to return shortly after the crew reported a cabin pressurisation problem. The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed. The passengers were accommodated in a replacement... »

SA Airlink Plane makes Safe Landing in South Africa after Engine Shut Down

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
SA Airlink Plane makes Safe Landing in South Africa after Engine Shut Down

SA Airlink flight 4Z-8730/SA-8730 made a safe landing at O. R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 18th. The Avro RJ-85, en-route from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, was mid-air when one of its engines emitted a huge bang followed by streak of flames, prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The... »

Aeroflot Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
Aeroflot Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

Aeroflot flight SU-2342 made an emergency landing in Kaliningrad, Russia, on May 22nd. The Airbus A320-200, heading from Moscow, Russia, to Hanover, Germany, was diverted after a passenger observed fuel leaking from a wing. The plane landed safely. There were 154 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt. The airline arranged... »

Virgin America Flight Returns to Denver After Bird Strike

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
Virgin America Flight Returns to Denver After Bird Strike

Virgin America flight VX-865 had to return and make an emergency landing in Denver, Colorado, on May 23rd. The Airbus A320-200 took off for San Francisco, California, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed uneventfully. All 136 people aboard remained safe. Recommend on Facebook Share on Google... »

Skydiving Tour Plane Crashes in Hawaii; 5 Killed

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Port Allen Airport on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, on May 23rd. The single engine Cessna 182H plane, belonging to Skydive Kauai, was conducting a skydive tour when it went down. Five people, including the pilot, two skydive instructors, and two tandem jumpers, were killed in the crash.... »

Icelandair Plane Returns to Iceland due to Gear Issue

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Icelandair Plane Returns to Iceland due to Gear Issue

Icelandair flight FI-631 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, Iceland, on May 21st. The Boeing 767-300, en-route to Boston, Massachusetts, was climbing out of Keflavik’s runway when the crew detected retraction issue with the gear, prompting the plane to return. The plane landed safely. All people... »

VLM Flight Diverts to Ireland due to Nose Gear Problem

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
VLM Flight Diverts to Ireland due to Nose Gear Problem

VLM airlines flight W2-6142 had to divert and make a safe emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland, on May 20th. The Fokker 50, heading from London, England, was on approach to Waterford’s runway when the crew reported a problem with its nose gear. The plane landed successfully. All 14 passengers and 4 crew... »

Four Killed as Police Helicopter Crashes in France

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher

A police helicopter crashed in a ski resort in Cauterets, Hautes-Pyrenees, France, on May 20th. The helicopter, that took off from Laloubere, France, was making an emergency landing when it crashed into a rock face. All four police officers aboard were killed in the crash. Authorities said an equipment failure had prompted the decision... »

Delta Airlines Flight Intercepted by Greek F-16 Fighter Jets

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Flight Intercepted by Greek F-16 Fighter Jets

Delta Airlines flight DL-8957 was intercepted by two Greek F-16 fighter aircrafts on May 19th. According to the airline, the radio contact with Greek ATC was lost for a brief period of time when the Boeing 767-400, en-route from Frankfurt, Germany, to Kuwait, was transiting through Greek Airspace. The fighter jets returned to the... »

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