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SunExpress Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Stockholm

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
SunExpress Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Stockholm

SunExpress Airlines flight EW-1216 had to make an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 9th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Dusseldorf, Germany, was on approach to Stockholm when the crew reported a flaps issue and aborted approach. The plane subsequently made a second approach and landed safely at a higher than normal... »

Sun Express Germany makes Crash Landing in Germany

Monday, August 1, 2016
By George Hatcher
Sun Express Germany makes Crash Landing in Germany

Sun Express Germany flight XG-3264 made a crash landing at Stuttgart Airport, Germany, on July 31st. The Boeing 737-800 en-route from Varna, Bulgaria, was on the taxiway when it failed to follow the turn and hit the grass between taxiway and runway. The plane received minor damage. No one was injured. Download article as... »

Sunexpress Flight makes Safe Landing in Germany after Flaps Problem

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
Sunexpress Flight makes Safe Landing in Germany after Flaps Problem

Sunexpress flight EW-1885 made a safe emergency landing at Dusseldorf Airport, Dusseldorf, Germany, on June 4th. The Boeing 737-800, flying from Rome, Italy, was on approach to Dusseldorf’s runway when the crew encountered flaps problem, prompting the plane to land at a higher than normal speed. The plane landed successfully. All people onboard remained... »

Sun Express Plane Collapses on its Nose in Turkey; 2 Injured

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By George Hatcher
Sun Express Plane Collapses on its Nose in Turkey; 2 Injured

Sun Express flight XQ-366 fell on its nose at Antalya Airport, Antalya, Turkey, on May 1st. The Boeing 737-800 was preparing to depart from Antalya to Paderborn, Germany, when its nose gear retracted during replacement. The plane collapsed on its nose. Two crew members received minor injuries and were taken to hospital. The passengers... »

Sun Express Plane Diverts to Belgrade due to Unruly Passenger

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
Sun Express Plane Diverts to Belgrade due to Unruly Passenger

A Sun Express flight had to divert to and make an emergency landing at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Belgrade, Serbia, on October 17. The plane, heading from Dublin, Ireland, to Izmir, Turkey, had to be diverted due to an “unruly passenger” aboard. The drunk Irishman stripped off and started harassing a stewardess. The plane... »

SunExpress Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Latvia

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
SunExpress Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Latvia

SunExpress flight XQ943 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Riga, Latvia, on May 14. The plane, en-route from Helsinki Airport, Finland to Adnan Menderes Airport, Turkey, had to divert after the cabin lost pressure and oxygen masks deployed. The Boeing 737 plane landed safely. No one was hurt. Download article as... »

SunExpress Emergency Landing

Sunday, October 30, 2011
By George Hatcher
SunExpress Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Timo Jäger What: Sunexpress Boeing 737-800 en route from Antalya to Dusseldorf Where: Dusseldorf When: Oct 28th 2011 Why: Coming in to Dusseldorf, the crew discovered a flaps problem on the 737. They aborted the initial approach and circled while they attempted correction. They... »

Sun Express Vibration and Hydraulic Failure in Antalya

Sunday, July 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Sun Express Vibration and Hydraulic Failure in Antalya

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Richard Vandervord What: Sunexpress Boeing 737-800 en route from Antalya Turkey to Aarhus Denmark Where: Antalya When: July 14 2011 Who: 180 passengers Why: While en route, the plane developed vibration. The crew returned to Anatalya and made a safe landing. The issue was... »

Greek Terrorism Hoax

Sunday, January 24, 2010
By George Hatcher
Greek Terrorism Hoax

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Kevin Gutt What: Sun Express Boeing 737-800 en route from Germany to Turkey Where: Thessaloniki airport When: Jan 22, 2010 Who: 69 (?) aboard (62 passengers and 6 crew) (disagreeing sources) Why: After a crew member found a note written on a restroom mirror... »

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