Eleven Skydivers Die in Polish Plane Crash, Pilot Survives

Saturday, July 5, 2014
By George Hatcher
Eleven Skydivers Die in Polish Plane Crash, Pilot Survives

On July 5, 2014 at around 1600 hours, a private skydiving school was planning a tandem jump from a height of 4000 meters with beginner jumpers harnessed to experienced instructors (opening the parachute at 1700 feet) but instead the exercise met tragedy. The twin engine Piper PA-31P pressurized Navajo skydiving plane crashed, and was... »

Bond Sikorsky S-92 Makes Emergency Landing Due to Engine Warning Alert

Friday, March 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Sikorsky S-92, Bond helicopter had to make emergency landing, when the technical warning alert light for engines started flashing. Media sources report that on Thursday, the helicopter was set for the ENSCO 100 jack-up rig in the North Sea, when the warning alert began displaying . The pilot then had to return and... »

Fatal Crash during Secunda Airshow

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Fatal Crash during Secunda Airshow

Photographer Gary Shephard A Red Bull Extra 300 aircraft crashed on October 12 during a Secunda airshow in Mpumalanga. The engine appeared to stall when the pilot came out of a dive. The plane leveled out, made it to the ground and skidded seventy meters. When the plane caught fire, the pilot, Glen Dell,... »

Four Dead in Passenger Plane Crash, Lyon

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
Four Dead in Passenger Plane Crash, Lyon

Photographer Rolando Criniti A privately owned Cessna 421C Golden Eagle en route from Lyon Bron Airport to Aix-Les-Milles/Aix En Provence Airport took off then crashed near Lyon, France. The four passengers, one of whom ejected) died in the crash. The plane crashed in a field near the end of the runway. Fifty firefighters and... »

Nok Air Overrun

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Nok Air Overrun

Contact Pawarin Prapukdee A Nok Air Boeing on the Bangkok—Trang rotation suffered a runway excursion. The incident occurred after the pilots aborted a takeoff at Trang Airport, Thailand. Download article as PDF »

Ethiopian Airlines Fire at Heathrow

Saturday, July 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Fire at Heathrow

photographer Josh May An Ethiopian Airlines’ Queen of Sheba, a Boeing 787 #ET-AOP which had been sitting empty for eight hours caught fire and shut down Heathrow Airport for an hour Friday. The fire seems to have started in the upper fuselage, far from the 787’s lithium-ion batteries. A battery fire would have been... »

United Boeing Dreamliner Flies Houston to Houston

Monday, June 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
United Boeing Dreamliner Flies Houston to Houston

photographer Greg Kieca On June 24, 2013, a United Boeing 787 Houston to Denver flight developed an issue with the brakes (or brake indicator) and made an emergency landing. Details about the specific problem were not released. The flight left Houston at 9.12am and arrived in in Houston at 11:58 a.m. None of the... »

Medical Helicopter Emergency Landing Takes out Windshield

Friday, May 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
Medical Helicopter Emergency Landing Takes out Windshield

photographer Jerome Mervelet A medical evacuation helicopter, ADAC-Luftrettung Eurocopter EC 135 P2 was making a street landing in Germany when it struck a car. The tail of the chopper struck an Opel Corsa’s window. The car was parked in a parking lot at the Ochsenfurt train station. No people were injured. The pilot and... »

Thomas Cook Unexpected Stop in Bermuda

Thursday, May 2, 2013
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Unexpected Stop in Bermuda

photographer Andrea Tabanelli-Lugo Spotter A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200 OY-VKF en route from Cancun to Manchester had 338 people aboard when pilots made an emergency diversion to Bermuda due to what one source called a “reported fire in the cabin” at about 8.20pm. Another account recorded the problem as ‘smoke coming from the in-flight... »

Cargo Boeing Crashes in Bagram

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
By George Hatcher
Cargo Boeing Crashes in Bagram

Contact photographer Shawn Byers A National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 on a cargo flight from Bagram to Dubai Al Maktoum crashed with 7 crew (including 4 pilots, 2 mechanics,) and cargo shortly after takeoff. The National Air Cargo Boeing 747-400 had just lifted off and was climbing when it crashed. The crash resulted in... »

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