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Atlasjet Flight Returns to Istanbul After Lightning Strike

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Atlasjet Flight Returns to Istanbul After Lightning Strike

Atlasjet flight KK-9764 had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 18th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Tbilisi, Georgia, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Atlas Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Belgium

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Atlas Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Belgium

Atlas Air flight LY-804 had to return and make an emergency landing in Liege, Belgium, on February 7th. The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Tel Aviv, Israel, but had to return shortly afterwards due to indication of an engine compressor stall. The plane landed safely. All 6 crew members aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

AtlasGlobal Plane Returns to Turkey due to Fuel Leakage

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
AtlasGlobal Plane Returns to Turkey due to Fuel Leakage

AtlasGlobal flight 8Q-807 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Antalya Airport, Antalya, Turkey, on August 14th. The Airbus A321-200 en-route to Paderborn, Germany, had to return shortly after the crew was informed that there was fluid leaking out of one of its wings. The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained... »

Atlas Air Plane Emergency Escape Slide Hits House in Phoenix

Sunday, April 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

A private Atlas Air plane’s emergency escape slide detached mid-air and fell on the top of a house in Mesa, Arizona, Phoenix, on March 30th. The Boeing 767, heading to Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, was mid-air when the crew was told that the emergency slide over the right wing had deployed. The plane landed... »

Atlas Air Plane Returns to Miami International Airport

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher

Atlas Air cargo flight 5Y-33 had to return and make an emergency landing at Miami International Airport, Florida, on February 17. The Boeing 747-800 plane took off for Buenos Aires, Argentina, but had to return shortly afterwards after tire debris was found on the departure runway. The perimeter road around the airport was closed... »

Atlas Oops.

Friday, November 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Atlas Oops.

By now you have probably heard already about the Atlas Air Boeing 747 which was en route from New York to Wichita, Kansas…and landed at the wrong airport. The intended destination was McConnell Air Force Base, which has runways long enough for the 747 to take off and land. But the actual destination was... »

Atlas Dreamliner Emergency Landing at Paine Field

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Atlas Dreamliner Emergency Landing at Paine Field

photographer Bill Shemley The Atlas Air Boeing 747 en route from Everett to Japan had taken off when the hydraulics failed. When the nose gear doors failed, pilots did a fly by and returned to the airport. The 747 is retrofitted to carry Dreamliner parts, and dubbed a “dreamlifter.” The flight departed from Paine... »

Atlas Air Jet Part Falls on Miami area Parking Lot

Friday, February 5, 2010
By George Hatcher
Atlas Air Jet Part Falls on Miami area Parking Lot

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gerhard Vysocan What: Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 en route from Santiago to Miami,FL Where: Miami When: Feb 5 2010 Why: On the final approach to the runway, a part fell from the plane on to the Miami International Mall parking lot. The part is... »

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