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Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Italy

Thursday, August 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Italy

Alitalia flight AZ-1531 had to return and make an emergency landing in Cagliari, Italy, on August 22nd. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Linate Airport, Italy, but had to turn back after the crew noticed an issue with one of the engines and decided to shut it down. The plane landed uneventfully. All... »

Alitalia Flight Rejects Takeoff due to Bird Strike

Monday, April 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Flight Rejects Takeoff due to Bird Strike

Alitalia flight AZ-111 had to reject takeoff from Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 15th. The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy, when the crew rejected takeoff due to a bird strike. The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

Thursday, April 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

Alitalia flight AZ-608 had to return and make an emergency landing at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Italy, on April 10th. The Boeing 777-200 plane took off for John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a hydraulic leak. The plane landed back uneventfully. All passengers... »

Bird-Hit Alitalia Airlines Flight Lands Safely in Palermo, Italy

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Alitalia Airlines Flight Lands Safely in Palermo, Italy

Alitalia Airlines flight AZ-1763 was hit by a flock of birds after taking off from Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, on October 6th. The plane had departed for Palermo, Italy, when the crew reported a bird strike. After confirming that all instruments were showing normal values, the crew decided to continue the flight toward... »

Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Friday, September 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Alitalia flight AZ-63 made an emergency landing at Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy, on September 29th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Madrid, Spain, was on approach to Rome Fiumicino Airport when the crew received an unsafe gear indication and declared an emergency. The plane landed uneventfully. All 151 passengers and 6 crew members remained... »

Alitalia Plane Diverts to Germany after Engine Issue

Saturday, June 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Plane Diverts to Germany after Engine Issue

Alitalia flight AZ-785 had to divert and make n emergency landing at Munich Airport, Germany, on June 17. The Boeing 777-200, flying from Tokyo, Japan, to Fiumicino, Italy, had to divert after the crew noticed an issue with one of its engines. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Alitalia Airbus makes Safe Landing in Italy after Bird Strike

Sunday, November 1, 2015
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Airbus makes Safe Landing in Italy after Bird Strike

Alitalia flight AZ-1637 made a safe landing at Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla, Bari, Italy, on October 26. The Airbus A320-200, flying from Linate Airport, Milan, Italy, sustained damage to one of its flaps due to bird strike. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Alitalia Jet Diverts to Naples International Airport due to Violent Hailstorm

Friday, August 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Jet Diverts to Naples International Airport due to Violent Hailstorm

Alitalia flight AZ2016 made an emergency landing at Naples International Airport in Italy, on August 19th. According to the airline, “Alitalia flight AZ2016 from Rome to Milan Linate, scheduled on 8.00 am this morning, went through an extraordinary and violent hailstorm soon after taking off from Fiumicino airport… Therefore, the pilots decided to head... »

Alitalia Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Rome

Saturday, November 8, 2014
By George Hatcher

An Alitalia flight from Ancona had to make an emergency landing at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy, on November 5. The incident happened after the right engine of the ATR 72 twin turboprop aircraft was struck by lightning while passing through a severe storm. The plane landed uneventfully and all 51 passengers and crew... »

Alitalia Repaint is “Not a Cover-up”

Thursday, February 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Repaint is “Not a Cover-up”

We heard about the Feb 2nd Alitalia ATR-72-500 flight from Pisa to Rome with 50 on board that was hit by hard winds (wind shear) on landing (or else made a hard landing). Cause still under investigation, but it seems to be a disagreement dealing with Mother Nature. The plane overran the end of... »

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