De-Havilland

Passengers Safely Rescued in Float Plane Crash over San Juan Islands

Sunday, October 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
Passengers Safely Rescued in Float Plane Crash over San Juan Islands

A Kenmore Air float plane crashed in the waters of San Juan Islands, Lopez Island, Washington, on September 30th. The De Havilland Turbine Beaver took off from Seattle and crashed forty five minutes later. All 4 people onboard survived with non-life threatening injuries. The pilot and three passengers were rescued and transported to hospital.... »

Westjet Encore Plane makes Safe Landing in Canada after Technical Problems

Thursday, August 4, 2016
By George Hatcher
Westjet Encore Plane makes Safe Landing in Canada after Technical Problems

Westjet Encore flight WS-3291 made a safe landing at Edmonton International Airport, Alberta, Canada, on July 29th. The de Havilland Dash 8-400 was about to land when the crew received a “Flap Drive” and “Flap Power” message. The plane landed at a speed higher than the normal. All 54 people aboard remained unhurt. Download... »

Westjet Encore Plane Diverts to Canada after Gear Doors Could not Shut

Friday, July 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
Westjet Encore Plane Diverts to Canada after Gear Doors Could not Shut

A Westjet Encore flight WS-3119 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada, on July 26th. The de Havilland Dash 8-400 flying from Kelowna, to Vancouver, Canada, had to divert when after its gear doors could not shut. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download... »

Air Nelson Returns to New Zealand after Engine Failure

Sunday, July 10, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Nelson Returns to New Zealand after Engine Failure

Air Nelson flight NA-8117 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand, on July 9th. The De Havilland Dash 8-300 had taken off for Palmerston North, New Zealand, when its left hand engine failed, prompting the crew to return. The plane landed uneventfully. All people onboard remained... »

Porter Airlines Plane Diverts to Canada due to Inappropriate Weather

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Porter Airlines Plane Diverts to Canada due to Inappropriate Weather

Porter Airlines flight PD-139 had to divert and make an emergency landing Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on July 1st. The de Havilland Dash 8-400, flying from Ontario, Canada, to New Jersey, had to divert due to inappropriate weather conditions. The plane landed safely. All the passengers aboard remained unhurt. *updated Download article as... »

Commutair Plane Returns to New York after Engine Failure

Friday, June 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Commutair Plane Returns to New York after Engine Failure

Commutair flight C5-4968/ UA-4968 had to return and make an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Cheektowaga, New York, on June 14th. The de Havilland Dash 8-200, en-route to Washington DC, on behalf of United Airlines, had to return when the crew noticed an engine failure just after it took off. The engine... »

Olympic Air Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Engine Shut-down

Thursday, May 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Olympic Air Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Engine Shut-down

Olympic Air flight OA-146 made a safe landing at Alexandroupolis International Airport, Alexandroupolis, Greece, on May 15th. The de Havilland Dash 8-400, flying from Athens, Greece, was mid-air when it encountered an engine problem. The crew had to shut the engine down. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Jazz Air Plane Rejects Takeoff in Canada due to Issue with Flight Control System

Friday, May 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Jazz Air Plane Rejects Takeoff in Canada due to Issue with Flight Control System

Jazz Air flight QK-8417 had to reject takeoff at Kelowna International Airport, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, on April 20th. The De Havilland Dash 8-300 was about to takeoff for Vancouver, Canada, when the crew reported some problem with its flight control system. The plane returned to the apron. The flight was cancelled. Download article... »

CommutAir Plane Returns to Virginia after Aileron Issue

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
CommutAir Plane Returns to Virginia after Aileron Issue

CommutAir flight C5-2672/UA-2672 had to return and make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, on April 7th. The De Havilland Dash 8-200, en-route from Virginia to New York, had just climbed out of Washington Dulles’s runway when it experienced aileron mistrim, prompting the crew to return. The plane landed uneventfully. All... »

WestJet Encore Plane Makes Safe Landing in Canada after Flaps Problem

Saturday, April 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
WestJet Encore Plane Makes Safe Landing in Canada after Flaps Problem

WestJet Encore flight WS-3415 continued for a safe landing at Thunder Bay International Airport, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, on April 4th. The De Havilland Dash 8-400, en-route from Toronto to Thunder Bay, was on approach to the runway when the crew reported some problem with the flaps and resolved to make flaps up landing.... »

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    about 11 hours ago
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    about 11 hours ago
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