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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Authorities ID man who died in plane crash near Carson City
    Authorities have identified the person who died Monday in a plane crash in northern Douglas County. Stephen Filice, 64, of Minden, was confirmed dead in the crash of the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. More: 2 arrested after ...
  • President Halimah offers condolences to Iran over plane crash
    President Halimah Yacob has written to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to convey her condolences following the plane crash in central Iran. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 was carrying 66 people when it disappeared from the radar as it flew over the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 ...
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  • Authorities ID victim in plane crash
    The wheel of a small plane is visible above the sage brush as rescuers work at the scene on Monday. A 64-year-old Minden man was identified as the victim in a plane crash that occurred near Indian Hills on Monday. Stephen Filice was killed after the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca he was flying ...
  • A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    FILE —Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport ... more. Photo: Matty Zimmerman/AP. Image 2 of 11. FILE — American figure skater ...
  • A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    FILE —Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport ... more. Photo: Matty Zimmerman/AP. Image 2 of 13. FILE — American figure skater ...
  • Pilot's widow thanks aviation community on anniversary of fiery Essendon DFO plane crash
    The wife of a pilot killed in last year's Essendon plane crash has thanked the aviation community for its support on the anniversary of her husband's death, as an expert calls for a review of commercial development at airports. Four American tourists and pilot Max Quartermain died when the Beechcraft ...
  • Minden man killed in plane crash south of Carson City
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A 64-year-old northern Nevada man has been killed in a small plane crash south of Carson City. The Douglas County sheriff's office identified the victim of Monday's crash as Stephen Filice of Minden. The sheriff's office said Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration is ...
  • Unapologetic Farting Man on Plane Causes Emergency Landing
    A fight broke out after a man on a flight to Amsterdam wouldn't stop passing gas.
  • Iranian authorities begin to recover bodies from plane crash
    The Aseman Airlines flight disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning. Source: AP / Morteza Salehi / Tasnim News Agency. The incident has reawakened concerns over aviation safety in Iran, which has been exacerbated by international sanctions over the ...

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