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ANA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

Sunday, December 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
ANA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

All Nippon Airways flight NH-805 made an emergency landing in Okinawa, Japan, on December 15th. The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Narita International Airport, Japan, to Bangkok, Thailand, was diverted after an unusual odor was noticed in the cockpit and cabin. The plane, carrying two hundred and forty-two people, landed safely. One elderly woman... »

FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

Three Children aboard plane in Lake Erie Crash

Friday, December 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Three Children aboard plane in Lake Erie Crash

A Maverick Air Cessna setting out for Ohio State University in Columbus took off from Cleveland-Burke Lakefront airport, and disappeared int Lake Erie. Three adults and three children were aboard. The passengers had been to the Cleveland Cavaliers game. Coast guard Search and Rescue is searching the lake. The plane is registered to Maverick... »

LAX Conducts Plane Crash Drill to Test Emergency Response Time

Thursday, April 14, 2016
By George Hatcher

Los Angeles International Airport conducted a full-scale plane crash simulation on April 13th. The two-hour drill, which was conducted to test the emergency response time, used a Boeing 777 plane that crashed and caught fire in a debris field. Around 500 emergency personnel, including firefighters, participated in the exercise, while 150 volunteers acted as... »

Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX

Monday, September 14, 2015
By George Hatcher
Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX

United Airlines Flight 1199 (Boeing 737-990/ER) had just landed from Newark with 175 aboard; Alaska Airlines flight 143 (Boeing 757-224) to Portland was departing with 182 aboard when they made contact. The left hand winglet of the arriving 737 contacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of the departing 757. Fortunately the Alaska jet was... »

Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

Monday, May 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

A SkyWest/United Express Canadair CRJ made a belly landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the left main gear not fully extended. None of the 43 aboard reported injury. The video below shows sparks on landing, with the commentators realizing on air there were not 4 aboard but a full plane. The video has... »

Executive Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon

Monday, February 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Executive Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon

An executive jet, registered to New York-based Constellation Leasing, had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on February 1. The Dassault Falcon 900EX jet was en-route to an airport in the United Kingdom when the crew reported issues with its fuel system and declared an emergency. Emergency services personnel were ready... »

Two U.S. Airliners Searched at Atlanta Airport after ‘Credible’ Bomb Threat

Monday, January 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Two U.S. Airliners Searched at Atlanta Airport after ‘Credible’ Bomb Threat

F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to escort two airliners to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, on January 24. The fighter jets were sent from a South Carolina base after the authorities received a ‘credible’ bomb threat on Twitter, which targeted the inbound Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156. The... »

Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Sunday, December 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Seventy minutes after a mayday when a cargo of vegetables (peppers and flowers) set off a smoke alarm, Air France flight AF-733 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport today at 9.55am. The flight was en route from Santo Domingo to Paris with 142 passengers and 14 crew when they diverted. Emergency services, Shannon... »

Menzies Aviation Fined by Cal/OSHA Following Death of LAX Airport Worker

Friday, August 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

Following the death of a Los Angeles International Airport worker in February, Cal/OSHA has issued citations and imposed a fine of $77,250 on Menzies Aviation for allegedly violating 1 regulatory, 1 serious and 3 serious-accident related state safety codes. On February 21, Cesar Valenzuela, a 51-year-old LAX worker employed by Menzies, was thrown out... »

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    about 7 hours ago
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