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Thomson Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Technical Issue

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Technical Issue

A Thomson Airways flight had to make an emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport, United Kingdom, on January 17th. The plane was flying from Tenerife, Spain, when the crew declared an emergency due to a technical problem. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Bird-Hit Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Gatwick Airport

Thursday, January 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Gatwick Airport

Thomson Airways flight BY-6248 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, on January 10th. The plane heading from Bournemouth, United Kingdom, to Tenerife–South Airport, Spain, was diverted after a bird strike. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Thomson Airways Plane Returns to Glasgow due to Burning Odor

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Plane Returns to Glasgow due to Burning Odor

Thomson Airways flight BY-1718 made an emergency landing in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on December 18th. The Boeing 757-200 plane took off for Tenerife–South Airport, Spain, but had to turn back after a burning odor was noticed on board. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Thomson Airways Flight Returns to Birmingham

Saturday, August 27, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Flight Returns to Birmingham

Thomson Airways flight BY-7352 made an emergency landing in Birmingham, England, on August 24th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Paphos, Cyprus, but had to turn back after the crew suspected a bird strike. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Thomson Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Cardiff Airport

Sunday, September 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Cardiff Airport

Thomson Airways flight TOM6555 had to make an emergency landing at Cardiff Airport, United Kingdom, on September 19. The plane was preparing to land at the airport when its landing flaps failed, prompting the pilot to declare an emergency. The flight was en-route from Tenerife, Spain at the time. The plane landed uneventfully. There... »

Thomson Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Larnaca International Airport

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Larnaca International Airport

Thomson Airways flight TOM2334 made an emergency landing at Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus at 9:00 P.M. on July 8. The Boeing 767-300, travelling from Manchester, UK, to Larnaca, Cyprus, had to declare an emergency after it experienced short-term air turbulence. Among the 328 passengers and 10 crew members aboard, 4 crew members sustained injuries.... »

Medical Emergency Prompts Thomson Holidays Flight to Divert to France

Monday, September 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Medical Emergency Prompts Thomson Holidays Flight to Divert to France

A Manchester-bound Thomson Holidays flight had to make an emergency landing at Nantes Atlantique Airport, France, at round noon on September 6. The decision for diversion and emergency landing was made after a passenger in his mid 50s suddenly fell sick midair, shortly after the flight TOM2621 took off from Alicante, Spain. The paramedics... »

Thomson Flight Made Emergency Landing in Portugal

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By George Hatcher
Thomson Flight Made Emergency Landing in Portugal

A Thomson Airways flight had to make an emergency landing at the Lajes airport in Portugal, at about 4:13 a.m. Lisbon time on August 5. The twin-engine aircraft Boeing 787-800 aircraft was on its way from Dominican Republic to Manchester, UK when the crew had to shut down its right hand engine due to... »

Thomson Airways Boeing Diverts to Heathrow

Sunday, July 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Thomson Airways Boeing 787-800 en route from Manchester to Orlando on July 12 was enroute when technical problems–an electronic issue– developed. Pilots diverted back to Manchester, circling Wales where they dumped fuel prior to securing a safe landing with emergency services on standby. Passengers were provided an alternative flight. A dedicated team of... »

Thomson Airways Boeing Grounded after Bird Strike

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Thomson Airways Boeing 787-8 sustained a bird strike on a Manchester—Cardiff—Shannon flight on the Cardiff-Shannon leg. On taking off from Cardiff, the bird strike occurred. The pilot reported that all systems appeared operational. Pilots continued to Shannon and made a safe landing with emergency services on standby. On the ground, the flight did... »

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