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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... »

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