LAN Peru Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal

Monday, December 28, 2015
By George Hatcher

LAN Peru flight LA 2707 made an emergency landing in Faro, Portugal, on December 24. The plane, heading to Madrid Spain, was diverted after the pilot reported an engine failure indication. The plane landed safely. All 224 passengers remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

LAN Airlines Flight Returns to Los Angeles due to Smokey Cabin

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By George Hatcher
LAN Airlines Flight Returns to Los Angeles due to Smokey Cabin

LAN Airlines flight 601 returned and made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on the afternoon of June 21. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, en-route to Lima, Peru had to return after smoke was noticed in the cabin. Authorities said the smoke was due to a defective food warmer in the kitchen.... »

Peru’s LAN Airlines Flight Lands in Emergency at Costa Rica

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
By George Hatcher
Peru’s LAN Airlines Flight Lands in Emergency at Costa Rica

Peru’s LAN Airlines flight LPE-599, made an emergency landing at Juan Santamaria International Airport, Costa Rica, on the evening of July 26. The decision for emergency landing was made after the Airbus A320, en route from Cancun, Mexico to Lima, Peru, experienced electrical problems. The plane landed safely after circling around to shed extra... »

Airborne Medical Emergencies Abound

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
By George Hatcher
Airborne Medical Emergencies Abound

I doubt that April is any worse a month for medical emergencies, but just to give you a snapshot at how common it is—at least this past week— April 5 American Airlines New York to Buenos Aires Diverted to Caracas Venezuela with a sick man- April 6 (April 5-6) Cathay Pacific Chicago-Hong Kong An... »

Lan Airbus Lands without Nosewheel Steering; Towed off

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: LAN Airlines Airbus A319-100 en route from Iquitos to Lima (Peru), Where: Lima When: Dec 5th 2011 Why: While en approach to the Lima airport, the plane lost nosewheel steering. The flight made a safe landing but was stranded on the runway had had to be towed. Download article as PDF »

Two Concussions from LAN ANDES Turbulence

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
By George Hatcher
Two Concussions from LAN ANDES Turbulence

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer AirSpeed What: LAN Airlines Airbus A320-200 en route from Santiago Chile to Cordoba Argentina Where: Andes When: Nov 8th 2011 Who: 2 injured Why: The flight from Santiago to Cordoba encountered turbulence over the Andes. In a mountainous area, wind strikes the mountain causing... »

LAX Wake Turbulence

Thursday, January 28, 2010
By George Hatcher
LAX Wake Turbulence

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Francisco Muro Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Rudy Chiarello updated What: American Eagle Embraer ERJ-140 en route from Lindbergh Field San Diego to Los Angeles What: LAN Airlines Boeing 767-300 from from Lima Peru to Los Angeles, CA Where:... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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  • People gather in Moscow to light candles for plane crash victims
    (12 Feb 2018) People gathered outside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on Monday night, to pay their respects to the 71 people killed in Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 regional jet, bound for Orsk in the southern Urals, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo ...
  • Nehru promoted Netaji crash theory without conclusive evidence
    It has been observed that Nehru, right from the beginning, tried to suppress facts on Netaji's disappearance and promoted the plane crash theory without any conclusive evidence to establish the same. If we accept Ashis Ray's contention that the Netaji mystery could not be solved as relationship ...
  • Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji's demise
    “As evidence became available from the mid-1950s, the only consistent story about Netaji's demise remains his death in a plane crash on 18 August 1945. For me personally, this fact was brought home most strikingly when I had the opportunity to be present during the interview of one of the survivors of ...
  • Commentary: Russian general plots our cyber downfall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, observes a minute of silence with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov, third right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and others before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt, at Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, ...
  • 13 dead in Mexico plane crash near earthquake epicentre
    Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 17 (ANI): As many as 13 persons have been killed after a helicopter carrying officials, assessing the damage caused by a powerful earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico. Mexican state">state Oaxaca's attorney general's office said that 12 people were killed at the scene and ...
  • Candlelit vigil in Moscow in memory of plane crash dead
    (12 Feb 2018) A candle-lit vigil was held outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Monday evening for victims of Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 twi...
  • Lebanon's Al Bustan festival launches 25th edition with sense of 'mission accomplished'
    She won the seat previously held by her father, who died in a plane crash in the Mediterranean off Beirut in a heavy storm. Bustani, who had two small children, quickly determined she had no desire for a political life and stepped down after a year. With the outbreak of war in 1975, Bustani looked […]
  • Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today
    Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today Such was the case with the elusive Flight 870 from Italy, which crashed for reasons that still have not been determined. The mystery surrounding it continues to perplex not just surviving friends and family of those who ...
  • I Love to Read
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