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Bird-Hit Virgin America Flight Makes Safe Landing in Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, December 31, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Virgin America Flight Makes Safe Landing in Fort Lauderdale

Virgin America flight VX-501 made a safe landing following a bird strike in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on December 28th. The plane flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, was on final approach when the left engine ingested a bird. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article... »

Virgin America Flight Makes Emergency Landing at DFW Airport

Friday, October 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Virgin America Flight Makes Emergency Landing at DFW Airport

Virgin America flight VX-762 had to make an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, on October 27th. The Airbus A319-100 plane was flying from to Dallas Love Field, Texas, to LaGuardia Airport, New York, when the crew decided to divert due to rudder issues. The plane landed safely. All 92 people aboard... »

Virgin America Flight Returns to Denver After Bird Strike

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
Virgin America Flight Returns to Denver After Bird Strike

Virgin America flight VX-865 had to return and make an emergency landing in Denver, Colorado, on May 23rd. The Airbus A320-200 took off for San Francisco, California, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed uneventfully. All 136 people aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Virgin America Flight Returns to LAX due to Landing Gear Issues

Sunday, February 21, 2016
By George Hatcher

Virgin America flight VX-108 made an emergency landing at at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on February 18th. The Airbus A320-200 plane, heading from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles International Airport, had to return due to issue with retracting the landing gear. The plane landed uneventfully. All 110 passengers and crew members remained safe.... »

Virgin Airbus Emergency Landing in Grand Junction

Sunday, September 11, 2011
By George Hatcher
Virgin Airbus Emergency Landing in Grand Junction

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Dan Miclea What: Virgin America Airbus en route from San Francisco to New York City Where: Grand Junction Colorado When: September 8, 2011, 2:00 a.m. Who: 111 passengers and 6 crew Why: While en route, the Virgin America flight experienced problems, described by one... »

Orlando: Virgin America Airbus Window Cracked

Thursday, October 21, 2010
By George Hatcher
Orlando: Virgin America Airbus Window Cracked

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer A. Kwanten What: Virgin America Airbus A320-200 en route from Orlando,FL to San Francisco,CA Where: Orlando When: Oct 20 2010 Who: 141 passengers Why: After takeoff, the plane developed a crack in the windshield, and by the time it had been aloft for a... »

Press Release: Virgin America To Order 40 Airbus Jets

Friday, July 23, 2010
By George Hatcher
Press Release: Virgin America To Order 40 Airbus Jets

VIRGIN AMERICA SPREADS ITS WINGS: AIRLINE PLANS ORDER FOR 40 AIRBUS A320 AIRCRAFT, WITH OPTIONS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 20 Award-Winning Airline to Triple Fleet Size with Order; Projects Growth from 28 Aircraft to 90 by 2016 San Francisco – July 22, 2010 – Virgin America today announces it plans to order 40 new Airbus... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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  • Iranian Rescue Teams Reach the Site of the Plane Crash That Likely Killed All 65 People on Board
    (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, ...
  • Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said ...
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  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
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  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
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  • Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
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  • All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on ...
  • 65 People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran
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  • No survivors after Wyoming plane crash
    EVANSTON, Wyo. - The Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB are investigating after a small plane crashed near Evanston at 3:07pm on Sunday. There's no word as to how many people were on board at the time, but officials said there are no survivors. According to the Uinta County Wyoming ...

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  • (7 of 10) A drone was sent over the mountain range to look for wreckage plus there were crews trying to reach the crash site on foot.
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  • (6 of 10) Weather hampered recovery efforts. Fog and a blizzard prevented local helicopter support. Aseman airline… https://t.co/FBdxVdN84N
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