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VLM Slovenia Plane Returns to Belgium after Bird Strike

Sunday, May 6, 2018
By George Hatcher
VLM Slovenia Plane Returns to Belgium after Bird Strike

VLM Airlines Slovenia flight VO-147 had to return and make an emergency landing at Antwerp International Airport, Belgium, on May 1st. The Fokker 50 was en-route to Zurich, Switzerland when a bird impacted its windshield. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Insel Air Plane Rejects Take-off in Netherlands due to Computer Error

Monday, April 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Insel Air Plane Rejects Take-off in Netherlands due to Computer Error

Insel Air flight 7I-304 rejected take-off at Flamingo/ Bonaire International Airport, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands, on April 22nd. The Fokker 50 had to reject taking-off due to a computer error. The plane returned to the apron safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

KLM Plane Returns to Netherlands after Engine Failure Indication

Friday, August 5, 2016
By George Hatcher
KLM Plane Returns to Netherlands after Engine Failure Indication

KLM flight KL-1767 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on August 2nd. The Cityhopper Fokker 70 en-route to Frankfurt, Germany, was mid-air when the crew reported a number of engine failure indications although everything was working fine. The plane landed safely. The passengers were accommodated in... »

Swiss International Air Lines Plane Returns to Switzerland due to Ground Spoilers Problem

Friday, July 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Swiss International Air Lines Plane Returns to Switzerland due to Ground Spoilers Problem

Swiss International Air Lines flight LX-2250 had to return and make an emergency landing at Zurich Airport, Kloten, Switzerland, on July 7th. The Helvetic Fokker 100, en-route to Budapest, Hungary, was mid-air above Austria when the crew reported that ground spoilers were inoperative, prompting the plane to return. The plane landed uneventfully. All people... »

KLM Cityhopper Returns to Netherlands after Hydraulic Failure

Monday, June 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
KLM Cityhopper Returns to Netherlands after Hydraulic Failure

KLM Cityhopper flight KL-1861 had to return and make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, on June 8th. The Fokker 70, en-route to Dusseldorf, Germany, had to return due to failure of its hydraulic system. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

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... »

Carpatair Plane Overruns Runway in Sweden

Friday, April 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
Carpatair Plane Overruns Runway in Sweden

Carpatair flight 2N-4856 overran the runway after failing to stop before the end of the runway at Gallivare Airport, Gallivare, Sweden, on April 6th. The Fokker 100, flying from Arvidsjaur, Sweden, had landed on Gallivare’s runway when it could not stop and ended up with its nose gear on soft ground. The plane received... »

Bek Air Plane Lands without Landing Gear in Kazakhstan

Monday, March 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bek Air Plane Lands without Landing Gear in Kazakhstan

Bek Air flight Z9-2041 had to make an emergency landing at Astana International Airport, Astana, Kazakhstan, on March 27. The Fokker 100, en-route from Kzyl-Orda to Astana, was on approach to the runway when the crew detected failure of the landing gear and went around for about 50 minutes before prompting the plane to... »

Lightning Strikes KLM Cityhopper Fokker in Norway

Monday, November 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
Lightning Strikes KLM Cityhopper Fokker in Norway

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL-1201 made a safe landing at Stavanger Airport, Stavanger, Norway, on November 13. The Fokker 70, en-route from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Stavanger, was struck by lightning shortly before landing. All passengers aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Plane Crash Landed at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Monday, January 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Crash Landed at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

A Fokker 50 turboprop plane, operated by Skyward International Aviation, crash landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early morning on January 4. The authorities said the plane, en-route from Wajir to Nairobi, landed on its belly due to landing gear failure. None of the 6 people aboard was injured. The flight... »

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    about 3 hours ago
  • Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cagliari https://t.co/h5733CR8P7
    about 3 hours ago
  • Tigerair Australia Flight Returns to Melbourne due to Lightning Strike https://t.co/O1PGCTGa99
    about 3 hours ago
  • Norwegian Air International Flight Returns to Dublin After Bird Strike https://t.co/kC9PrNYLRV
    about 3 hours ago
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