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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • News about plane crash in Rostov-on-Don not true
    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry's southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday. "The information is not true," they said. A source at Platov Airport ...
  • 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
    Captain Hiebert was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in northern Ontario. Shirley's career has been in health care, much of it in remote northern communities as a nurse practitioner and researcher. Her PhD research was done in collaboration with First Nations. Her newly released The Captain's Widow ...

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