South African Airways

South African Airways Flight Returns to John F. Kennedy International Airport

Thursday, January 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
South African Airways Flight Returns to John F. Kennedy International Airport

South African Airways flight SA-204 had to return and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on January 4th. The Airbus A340-600 plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to turn back due to an issue with flap retraction. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.... »

South African Airways Flight Returns to JFK Airport

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
South African Airways Flight Returns to JFK Airport

South African Airways flight SA-204 had to return and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on December 3rd. The plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew failed to retract the flaps. The plane dumped excess fuel before it landed... »

South African Airways Flight Returns to Johannesburg

Friday, June 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
South African Airways Flight Returns to Johannesburg

South African Airways flight SA-96 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12th. The Airbus A319-100 aircraft took off for Ndola, Zambia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a hydraulic failure. The plane burnt off excess fuel before it landed safely. Everyone aboard... »

South African Airbus Turbulence Injures 28 over #Malaysia

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
South African Airbus Turbulence Injures 28 over #Malaysia

South African Airways Flight SA286, an Airbus A340-313X, was en route from OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, near the city of Johannesburg to Hong Kong International Airport when it encountered severe turbulence four hours from Hong Kong while over Malaysia. The plane suffered cabin damage. Three crew and... »

Dulles Crew Finds Dead Stowaway

Monday, February 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

A South African Airways Airbus A340 at Dulles International Airport flew from Johannesburg, South Africa to Dakar, Senegal to Virginia with an extra passenger. Crew discovered the body in the wheel well on Thursday. FBI, U.S. customs, border patrol, fire and rescue crews and Dulles police responded to the scene. Fairfax County Medical Examiner’s... »

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