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Aviation Safety Irony Emergency Landing

Saturday, August 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

At 3:35 p.m. Continental Airlines Flight 458 A320 en route from Houston to Washington diverted to New Orleans on Tuesday at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport where the pilots made a safe emergency landing with Ron Paul aboard. Paul Lampson, Ted Poe, John Carter, Solomon P. Ortiz, Ciro Rodriguez, and Henry Cuellar were... »

Continental Settlement Multiple Causes

Monday, March 11, 2013
By George Hatcher
Continental Settlement Multiple Causes

In the 2008 Continental Airline crash at Denver International Airport, although the crash was blamed on pilot error, pilots did not have all the facts. How could the pilots do anything but fail to make proper rudder adjustments when air traffic controllers didn’t bother to tell the pilots about a forty-knot crosswind. The settlement... »

Turbulence Sends Flight to Lake Charles with Injured Flight Crew

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
By George Hatcher
Turbulence Sends Flight to Lake Charles with Injured Flight Crew

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alevik What: United Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Houston to New York Where: Lake Charles Regional Airport When: June 12, 2012 9 pm Who: 88 passengers 3 injured Why: While flight attendants were about to serve drinks when the flight encountered severe turbulence... »

Skywest/United Airlines/Continental Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Texas

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: SkyWest en route from Houston to Toronto Where: East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County When: March 6, 2012, 10:02 PM, Who: 58 passengers, 2 pilots, 2 flight attendants Why: While en route, a small fire in a cockpit printer sent the smell of smoke though the flight deck. The fire was reported... »

Fake Cigarette Leads to On Board Assault

Thursday, February 23, 2012
By George Hatcher
Fake Cigarette Leads to On Board Assault

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jens Breuer What: United Boeing 737-800 en route from Portland to Houston Where: Portland When: Feb 21st 2012 Who: 1 unruly passenger Why: Twenty minutes after departing, the flight was back in Portland dropping off Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan, after he had taken a swing... »

Bird Strike over Panama

Saturday, November 19, 2011
By George Hatcher
Bird Strike over Panama

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Bill Shull What: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-900 en route from Panama City (Panama) to Newark,NJ Where: Panama City When: November 18, 2011 Who: 176 aboard Why: After takeoff, while climbing out of Panama City, the Continental flight suffered a bird strike. After ingesting the... »

Continental Emergency Landing

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Continental Airlines Boeing 777-200 en route from Tel Aviv to Newark,NJ Where: Tel Aviv When: Nov 9th 2011 Who: 280 aboard Why: When smoke was reported as coming from the baggage compartment, the pilots returned to Ben-Gurion International Airport and made a safe landing. 45 ambulances and 17 mobile units were on the... »

The Guam Question: What Happened on Flight 001?

Sunday, October 9, 2011
By George Hatcher
The Guam Question: What Happened on Flight 001?

United/Continental flights to Guam have been laden with issues. Landing gear problems and other issues abound; and it happened again on Sunday, the fifth time in a month. This was aother emergency landing, although officially they are saying there was no incident. There was a nose gear problem reported, however; and the safe landing... »

Another United/Continental Emergency over Guam International Airport

Monday, October 3, 2011
By George Hatcher
Another  United/Continental Emergency over Guam International Airport

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Yunjin Lee – Korea Aero Photo What: United/Continental 767-400 en route from Honolulu to Guam Where: Guam International Airport When: Oct 2, 2011 Who: 247 passengers Why: Would you believe it? On approach to Guam (again) there was a problem with a United/Continental flight.(We’ve... »

3 Minute Flight, after Smokey Lav

Monday, September 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
3 Minute Flight, after Smokey Lav

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Dariusz Nowacki What: Chautauqua Airlines /Continental Airlines/Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Hartford to Cleveland Where: Hartford When: Sep 26 2011 Who: 49 passengers and 3 crew Why: After taking off from Hartford, smoke was observed in the bathroom. Pilots were in the air from... »

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