Spanair

Spanair Calls it Quits

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
By George Hatcher
Spanair Calls it Quits

After Qatar Airways backed out of the Spanair deal, there was just no more money, so the owner of Spanair pulled the plug. (Spanair was owned by a consortium of investors.) Spanair grounded all its flights and officially shut down on January 27, 2012. 20,000 were stranded by the sudden action. Spanair has filed... »

MD-83 Diverts to Bilbao with Cabin Pressure problem

Monday, October 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
MD-83 Diverts to Bilbao with Cabin Pressure problem

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Pieter-Jan Van De Vijver What: Spanair McDonnell Douglas MD-83 from Ovideo to Barcelona Where: Bilbao When: Oct 13th 2011 Who: 96 passengers Why: While en route, the plane developed problems with cabin pressure. The pilots diverted to Bilbao, where they made a safe landing.... »

Spanair JK5022: Final Report

Friday, July 29, 2011
By George Hatcher
Spanair JK5022: Final Report

Update What: Spanair Flight JK5022, a 15-year-old MD-82 jet en route to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Where: Madrid airport Terminal Four When: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 2:45pm Who: Carrying 166 passengers and nine crew, at the time of this writing, the number of fatalities had mounted to 154 people. Why: The jet... »

Managers Indicted on Spanair Flight JK5022

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
By George Hatcher
Managers Indicted on Spanair Flight JK5022

update Three Spanair managers, the Spanair shift supervisor at Madrid airport, the maintenance manager and the quality manager, indicted for “negligent homicide” for Spanair Flight JK5022 will be appearing before a judge between June 20 and 22. Malware in the mainframe software may have been involved in the crash. Two mechanics were also indicted.... »

Belgium: Spanair Airbus Lost Communication

Friday, May 20, 2011
By George Hatcher
Belgium: Spanair Airbus Lost Communication

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Matthias Mai What: Spanair Airbus A320-200 en route from Barcelona to Stockholm Where: Belgium When: May 20th 2011 Why: While over Belgium, radio communication was disrupted. (This occurred during the handover to Dutch ATC.) A Dutch escort was sent (2 F-16s) to intercept. The... »

Madrid Crash Case Should Be Tried Here, Not Stuck in Spanish Amber

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By George Hatcher
Madrid Crash Case Should Be Tried Here, Not Stuck in Spanish Amber

March coverage included the news of Central District of California U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess dismissing the case against McDonnell Douglas (and component manufacturers) because he believed the litigation of the airline crash case should be moved to Spain. Spanair Flight JK 5022, the deadliest Spanish accident in the last 20 years, killed... »

Spanair Bailout

Sunday, February 6, 2011
By George Hatcher

Spanair is the recipient of $27.5 million Catalonian government bailout, supplemented by more capital by investors, possibly in violation of European Union state aid regulations. Competing carriers are up in arms over public funds being used to prop up an airline which is being described as being on the brink of collapse. Spanair’s spokespeople... »

Spanair Movie In Ethical Spotlight

Monday, September 6, 2010
By George Hatcher

Telecinco made a film about Spanair JK 5022. On 20 August 2008 at 14:45 CEST, a Spanair McDonnell Douglas MD-82 JK 5022, crashed on takeoff from Madrid’s Barajas Airport. The first half of the movie aired last Wednesday and now there’s a protest against the second half being shown next Wednesday because the courts... »

Spanair Airbus Engine Shut down over Madrid

Friday, August 20, 2010
By George Hatcher
Spanair Airbus Engine Shut down over Madrid

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Marco Zeininger What: Spanair Airbus A321-200 en route from Las Palmas to Madrid Where: Las Palmas When: Aug 19 2010 Who: 194 people on board Why: After take off, the flight was underway when the engine made a big bang, and an engine began... »

Spanair Airbus Landing Gear Glitch

Thursday, April 29, 2010
By George Hatcher
Spanair Airbus Landing Gear Glitch

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alejandro Hdez Leon What: Spanair Airbus A321-200 en route from Palma to Brest to Deuville. Where: Brest When: Apr 28th 2010 Who: 157 passengers Why: On approach, the flight developed a technical problem with the landing gear. The problem delayed landing by half an... »

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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
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  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...

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