Comair Flight Returns to Johannesburg After Bird Strike

Saturday, February 10, 2018
By George Hatcher
Comair Flight Returns to Johannesburg After Bird Strike

Comair flight MN-233 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 8th. The Boeing 737-400 plane took off for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

British Airways Jet Crash-Lands in South Africa; No injuries Reported

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
British Airways Jet Crash-Lands in South Africa; No injuries Reported

British Airways jet crash-landed at O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 26. The Boeing 737-400 plane, operating as Comair flight BA6234, was flying from Port Elizabeth, Cape Town when its left landing gear collapsed upon landing. There were 94 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all... »

Comair jet struck by Air France Airbus on the ground.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Air France Airbus 380 en route from NY to Paris Where: JFK, NY When: April 11, 2011 Who: Air France Airbus passengers; and Comair passengers; Why: A Delta/Comair Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) which had just flown in from Boston was struck in the tail by the left wing of an Airbus. There were no... »

Comair Flight Resurrects Spector of Tragedy

Friday, March 11, 2011
By George Hatcher
Comair Flight Resurrects Spector of Tragedy

Pictured: The team lost in the 1970 crash What: Comair flight en route from Atlanta to Charleston Where: Lexington Bluegrass Airport When: Mar 10, 2011 Who: passengers include 9 Marshall assistant football coaches Why: After visiting Texas Christian University and Mississippi state, Marshall coaches reunited in Atlanta with the intent of returning to Atlanta... »

Delta Diverts to Dayton

Friday, September 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Delta/Comair Canadair CRJ-100 en route from Columbus, OH to Minneapolis, MN Where: Dayton When: Sep 16 2010 Who: 50 aboard Why: After takeoff, the plane alerted that it developed engine problems. Pilots diverted the flight to Dayton, and made a safe landing. A few hours later, passengers were provided an alternative flight to... »

Comair Machinists withdraw from FAA’s ASAP

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
By George Hatcher
Comair Machinists withdraw from FAA’s ASAP

Delta Air Lines regional subsidiary of Machinists at Comair have withdrawn from the ASAP program, a 2008 initiative between the machinists union, Comair and the FAA was designed to identify potential aircraft maintenance-related safety issues and develop corrective action. However, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) describe the ambitious program as... »

Comair fined $275,000

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
By George Hatcher

Violating regulations on bumping passengers from overbooked flights has landed Delta’s subsidiary Comair a $275,000 fine from the Department of Transportation. Federal rules require that overbooked flights seek volunteers to give up their seats for compensation, and if no volunteers are found, a written statement must be provided, along with financial compensation. Comair filed... »

Buffalo: Comair Icing Problem

Monday, March 15, 2010
By George Hatcher
Buffalo: Comair Icing Problem

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Frank Robitaille What: Delta/Comair Canadair CRJ-100 en route from New York City to Buffalo Where: Buffalo Niagara International Airport When: Mar 14th 2010 11:45 a.m. Who: 53 passengers Why: While en route ten minutes before landing, the flight crew reported their left engine anti-ice... »

Emergency Landing in S.C.

Friday, January 29, 2010
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing in S.C.

Pictured: Delta Connection (Comair) Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-701ER over Atlanta. This one is purely a guess on my part since the info is sketchy (so far) and no registration # yet. But this jet is both Comair and Delta and CRJ, and south, so we’re probably not too far off. Click to view... »

Comair Door Delay

Friday, January 1, 2010
By George Hatcher
Comair Door Delay

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer James Mellon What: Comair Canadair CRJ-200 en route from Montreal to New York Where: Montreal When: Dec 28th 2009 Who: 39 on board Why: Just after takeoff, the pilot received an unsafe door warning. On returning to Montreal, maintenance repaired the door, and the... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    Meant to reflect a real-life scenario as much as possible, the drill involved approximately 20 plane crash “victims” — portrayed by Adams County Christian School, high school students — who donned makeup that simulated grave injuries. Some of those simulating the most serious injuries even had fake ...
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    At least two of them, and possibly more of those who secretly were complicit and in vile agreement. One Mountaineer fan reportedly chortled something about a plane crash in a bar in Charleston, as reported by a Twitter person, in describing Marshall's loss to in-state rival West Virginia in last Sunday's ...
  • No denying Michigan on path to the Final Four
    ... even went through a plane crash and did everything. The team before that had five NBA first-rounders on it." One thing Beilein will be able to count on Saturday is that his squad will be well-supported. Roughly 2,000 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan, fans turned Staples Center into a quasi-home game.
  • Nepal plane crash victim Piyash Roy's body reaches home
    Barisal, Mar 23 (UNB) – The body of Piyash Roy, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, reached his home in Shitla Khola area of the city early Friday. An ambulance carrying the body arrived here around 3.30am. Earlier, family members received Piyash's body from Hazrat Shah Jalal ...
  • 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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