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Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bird Strikes

Saturday, November 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bird Strikes

Thomas Cook flight MT-1033 made an emergency landing in Banjul, Gambia, on November 8th. The plane had just departed for Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, when it encountered a flock of ducks. The birds impacted both engines and the landing gear, forcing the crew to return for an emergency landing. The plane landed safely. All... »

Thomas Cook Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Sunday, August 14, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT-3496 made an emergency landing in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, on August 11th. The Airbus A321-200 plane took off from Palma in Majorca, Spain, when the crew reported a bird strike and decided to turn back for an emergency landing. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 197 passengers and 8... »

Thomas Cook Plane Returns to Manchester after Hydraulic Problem

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Plane Returns to Manchester after Hydraulic Problem

Thomas Cook flight MT-2152 had to return and make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport, England, on April 9th. The Airbus A321-200, en-route to Paphos, Cyprus, had to return due to a hydraulic problem. The plane entered a hold to burn off the fuel before landing. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.... »

Bird-Hit Brussels Airlines Plane Returns to Brussels

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

Thomas Cook flight FQ-816 had to return and make an emergency landing in Brussels, Belgium, on February 7th. The Airbus A319-100 plane, operated by Brussels Airlines, took off for Marrakech, Morocco, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of its engines ingested a bird. The plane landed uneventfully. All 140 passengers remained safe.... »

Turkey-Bound Thomas Cook Plane Returns to England after Hydraulic Problem

Thursday, October 22, 2015
By George Hatcher
Turkey-Bound Thomas Cook Plane Returns to England after Hydraulic Problem

Thomas Cook flight MT-2684 returned and made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport, England, on October 21. The Airbus A321-200, heading to Adnan Menderes Airport, Izmir, Turkey, had to return due to hydraulic problem. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. The passengers were accommodated in a replacement flight. Download article as PDF »

Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal after Shoe Hits a Passenger

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal after Shoe Hits a Passenger

A medical emergency prompted Thomas Cook flight TCX 4125 to make an unscheduled landing in Lisbon, Portugal on January 10. The flight was en-route from Fuerteventura to Birmingham when a 79-year-old female passenger Hilda Holland became ill after getting hit by a falling shoe. According to Hilda’s husband John,“The woman sitting behind Hilda decided... »

Thomas Cook Flight Diverted to Bermuda due to Drunk Passenger

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Flight Diverted to Bermuda due to Drunk Passenger

A Thomas Cook flight had to make an unscheduled landing in Bermuda, at around 6 p.m. on November 24. The flight was on its way from Manchester, England, to Cuba when a British man, identified as Mohammed Khelya, started threatening the flight crew, passengers and even his new wife. The pilot decided to divert... »

Emergency Slide Unit Fell Off Midair; Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Saturday, November 1, 2014
By George Hatcher
Emergency Slide Unit Fell Off Midair; Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Thomas Cook flight TCX1638 had to return and make an emergency landing at Gatwick airport in West Sussex, UK, on October 31. The Boeing 757-3CQ departed from the airport at around 9 a.m. and was heading to Hurghada, Egypt, when its emergency slide unit fell off. The pilot was then instructed to turn back... »

Thomas Cook Flight Returns to Manchester Airport

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Flight Returns to Manchester Airport

Thomas Cook flight TCX2534 had to return and make an emergency landing in Manchester, England, on October 13. The Boeing 767, carrying 278 passengers, took off from Manchester Airport at around 7:15 a.m. and was on its way to Dalaman, Turkey, when the crew declared emergency and decided to return. According to a Thomas... »

Dominican Republic Flight Cancelled with a Bang

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Dominican Republic Flight Cancelled with a Bang

On a takeoff run, an Airbus 330 en route from Manchester to the Dominican Republic suffered an engine explosion. The pilot aborted the takeoff. None of the 325 passengers aboard the Thomas Cook A330 were injured. Passengers disembarked and the plane was inspected and for half an hour, the runway was closed. Emergency services... »

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