Planes Collide at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Saturday, January 6, 2018
By George Hatcher

Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on January 5th. Authorities said a WestJet plane, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting to go to a gate when a Sunwing Airlines plane, moving back from a gate, struck it. The Sunwing plane caught fire after the accident. There were one hundred and sixty-eight... »

Sunwing Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Monday, September 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Sunwing Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Sunwing Airlines flight OR-384 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 9th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Rhodes, Greece, but had to turn back after it was struck by lightning. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Sunwing Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Technical Problems

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Sunwing Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Technical Problems

Sunwing Airlines flight BY-1526 made a safe landing at Corfu International Airport, Greece, on July 21st. The Boeing 737-800 flying from Belfast, Northern Ireland, had just taken-off when the crew some technical problems. The plane landed safely. All 186 people aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Sunwing Flight Lands in Wilmington due to Medical Emergency

Monday, December 15, 2014
By George Hatcher
Sunwing Flight Lands in Wilmington due to Medical Emergency

Sunwing Flight 764 had to make an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport, Wilmington, North Carolina, on the afternoon of December 14. The pilot of the plane, en-route from Montreal, Canada to Freeport, Bahamas, sought permission for emergency landing after a 60-year-old passenger began experiencing heart attack symptoms midair. There were 198 people aboard... »

Two Unruly Passengers Forced Sunwing Flight to Return to Toronto

Friday, August 29, 2014
By George Hatcher
Two Unruly Passengers Forced Sunwing Flight to Return to Toronto

A Sunwing flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada, on the evening of August 27. The flight 656 was on its way from Toronto to Varadero, Cuba, when “two unruly female passengers” caused disturbance in the flight. According to Janine Chapman, vice-president of marketing for... »

Sunwing Flight Lands in Emergency in Toronto

Saturday, July 26, 2014
By George Hatcher
Sunwing Flight Lands in Emergency in Toronto

Sunwing flight 772 had to return and land in emergency in Toronto due to an ‘agitated passenger’. The incident happened on July 25 after a passenger, identified as Ali Shahi, 25, allegedly started making threats regarding the security of the plane. The flight which was taking 183 passengers and 6 crew members from Toronto... »

The Traumatized Passengers of Mexico-Edmond Sunwing Flight, Waited Hours to Get Customs Clearance

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By George Hatcher
The Traumatized Passengers of Mexico-Edmond Sunwing Flight, Waited Hours to Get Customs Clearance

A Puerto Vallarta, Mexico-bound Sunwing Boeing 737-800 en route from Edmonton,Alberta Canada, diverted and made an emergency landing on Sunday March 16, 2014 in Helena Montana after flying through ninety seconds of turbulence. Two of the six person crew sustained injuries, but none of the 181 passengers were seriously injured, perhaps because the seatbelt... »

Mexico Bound Sunwing Flight Suffers Severe Turbulence Over Montana

Monday, March 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Puerto Vallarta, Mexico bound Sunwing flight experienced extreme turbulence, while flying over Montana, and made emergency landing at Helena Regional Airport, Montana. The flight took off from Edmonton, Canada. Severe turbulence near Montana disturbed the flight and injured two flight attendants, after which the pilot declared a medical emergency and landed at Helena... »

First findings: Sunwing Diversion Due to Fumes not fire

Sunday, March 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

Re: Preliminary findings regarding the Sunwing Flight 326 at 6:32 from Ottawa to Varadero with 170 passengers The smoke passengers saw coming from the air vents of the Boeing 737 was vapor from excess de-icing fluid. The smell described by the passengers was similar to engine coolant. Oxygen masks did not deploy. The pilot... »

Pilots Ignore ATC Directions, Hear Audio

Saturday, March 16, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 11, 2013, an Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190 en route from Edmonton to Toronto,ON was on approach when ATC informed the pilots to abort the landing. Ground radar indicated something moving on the runway. Pilots continued to make the landing, and ignored ATC. Mechanics working on a Sunwing Boeing had left a van... »

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