Airbus Makes Emergency Landing in Sheremetyevo

Saturday, December 29, 2012
By George Hatcher

On December 27, 2012, an Aeroflot Airbus en route from Sheremetyevo to Copenhagen suffered an engine failure. Pilots returned to Sheremetyevo and made a safe landing after ten minutes in the air. Passengers were provided an alternative flight. Download article as PDF »

Aeroflot Emergency Landing

Monday, October 29, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Aeroflot Airbus A320 en route from Moscow to Krasnodar Where: Krasnodar International Airport, Russia When: Oct 29. 2012 Who: 110 aboard Why: After there was smoke in the cabin, the crew decided to land because there was smoke in the cockpit. The cause of the smoke was due to an electrical short circuit.... »

Sukhoi Superjet Turns Back with Known NoseGear Door Problem

Monday, March 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Sukhoi Superjet Turns Back with Known NoseGear Door Problem

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Valeriy Fedorov What: Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 en route from Moscow to Astrakhan Where: Moscow When: Mar 16th 2012 Who: 65 passengers and 4 crew Why: After takeoff, the nose gear door did not close. After a flyby that confirmed the problem, the flight... »

Aeroflot Airbus Lightning Struck over Sochi Russia

Thursday, March 8, 2012
By George Hatcher
Aeroflot Airbus Lightning Struck over Sochi Russia

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Robert Kolek – Lojza What: Aeroflot Airbus A321-200 en route from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Sochi Where: Sochi When: Mar 7th 2012 Who: 148 passengers Why: The flight was on approach to Sochi when it was struck by lightning. Pilots made a safe landing in... »

Moscow Runway Excursion

Saturday, February 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Moscow Runway Excursion

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Oleg Drul What: Aeroflot Ilyushin IL-96 en route from Goa India to Moscow Russia Where: Moscow When: Feb 16th 2012 Who: 265 passengers Why: After making a safe landing at Moscow airport, while the plane was navigating the runway, its main gear went off... »

Aeroflot with Engine Shut Down Makes Safe Landing

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
By George Hatcher
Aeroflot with Engine Shut Down Makes Safe Landing

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Mats Salder What: Aeroflot Airbus A319-100 en route from Nizhniy Novgorod to Moscow Sheremetyevo Where: Moscow When: Dec 28th 2011 Who: 76 aboard Why: While en route, the right engine developed problems, and pilots had to shut it down. The flight landed safely at... »

Aeroflot London Takeoff Interrupted with Engine Down

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Aeroflot Airbus A320-200 en route from London to Moscow Where: London When: Nov 15th 2011 Who: 108 passengers Why: On takeoff, the plane’s right engine developed problems. Pilots shut down the engine and returned to the airport to make a safe landing. Passengers were rebooked on flights outgoing on Nov 16. Download article... »

Soft Shoulder Aeroflot Delays Petropavlosvk-Kamchatsky

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
By George Hatcher
Soft Shoulder Aeroflot Delays Petropavlosvk-Kamchatsky

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Erezms What: Aeroflot Ilyushin IL-96 en route from Petropavlosvk-Kamchatsky to Moscow Sheremetyevo Where: Russia When: Jun 8th 2011 Who: 258 passengers and 12 crew Why: While lining up to take-off, the plane’s nose gear departed the runway surface on to the ground. The plane... »

Perm Crash update

Saturday, September 27, 2008
By George Hatcher

Because of the September 14 crash of the Russian Aeroflot-Nord while preparing to land in the city of Perm in the Ural Mountains area, the Russian Federal Air Transportation Agency has suspended the use of a subtype of Boeing 737-500s until their pilots receive additional training. The training involves a key indicator showing the... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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  • No denying Michigan on path to the Final Four
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  • MSP end plane crash victim recovery effort
    Photo by: Photo courtesy Natural Resources Police A Natural Resources Police boat joins a Maryland State Police Boat during search and recovery operations for a plane crash that occurred on March 1. Police announced they ended operations on March 16. The body of the pilot was recovered, but the ...
  • Family finally learns fate of Canadian shot down over Germany in 1944
    ... one of their families finally has answers about their grandfather's last day during the war. “All we knew (was) that our grandfather was shot down in a plane crash,” Linda Sargeant told CTV News. “I don't think we knew where it was.” “You hear all these different stories,” her sister Laura Sargeant added.
  • PIA plane crash: Victim families being kept in the dark, PHC moved
    PESHAWAR: Member National Assembly (MNA) from Chitral and brother of one of the victims of a Pakistan International Airlines flight crash on Thursday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking directions for the government to release final investigation report and compensation to legal heirs of ...
  • How a Vermont author is reaching reluctant readers
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Have you had trouble getting your young son to sit down and read? It can be a challenge and you're not alone. On average, girls have outscored boys on reading assessments for decades both here in the U.S. and abroad. The reasons why are not always clear. But parents ...
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan's Sweet 16 run brings Austin Hatch back to Los Angeles
    Austin Hatch's one year in Los Angeles was mostly spent grieving, after he survived a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother. Eight years earlier, he had survived a separate crash during which his mother, brother and sister died. So when Hatch, now a student assistant at Michigan, returned to ...


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