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Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Thursday, November 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Virgin Australia flight VA-646 made a hard landing at Canberra Airport, Australia, on November 19th. The incident happened after the plane flying from Sydney, Australia, encountered wind shear. Authorities said the aircraft’s tail skid and the fuselage contacted the runway. No injuries were reported. Australia’s TSB is investigating. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Saturday, October 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Virgin Australia flight VA-319 made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, on October 20th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Brisbane, Australia, but had to turn back after the crew suspected a bird strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Saturday, October 14, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Virgin Australia flight VA-546 made an emergency landing in Brisbane, Australia, on October 12th. The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Coolangatta to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after the crew noticed an engine issue. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Hits Turbulence Near Adelaide; Two Injured

Friday, September 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Hits Turbulence Near Adelaide; Two Injured

Virgin Australia flight VA-233 encountered severe turbulence near Adelaide, Australia, on September 13th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Melbourne, Australia, was descending toward Adelaide when it was hit by turbulence that injured two flight attendants. The plane landed safely. The injured flight attendants were taken to hospital. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Returns to New Zealand After Bird Strike

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Returns to New Zealand After Bird Strike

Virgin Australia Airlines flight VA-101 had to return and make an emergency landing in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 19th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Melbourne, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

Thursday, February 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

Virgin Australia flight VA-1188 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Williamtown, New South Wales, Australia, on February 21st. The plane heading from Port Macquarie, to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Virgin Australia Plane Returns to Auckland

Friday, July 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Plane Returns to Auckland

Virgin Australia flight VA-91 had to return and make an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 21st. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Apia, Samoa, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a cabin pressurization problem. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Friday, May 20, 2016
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Virgin Australia flight VA-1351 had to return and make an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on May 19th. The plane took off for Darwin, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards after smell of smoke was detected in the cabin. The plane landed uneventfully. No injuries were reported. The airline arranged a replacement plane... »

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Brisbane

Friday, February 26, 2016
By George Hatcher

Virgin Australia flight VA-1280 made an emergency landing in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on February 23nd. The Boeing 737-800, heading from Hamilton Island, to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after the crew noticed an unusual odor in the cabin. The plane landed uneventfully. All 160 people aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Diverts due to Bomb Threat

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Virgin Australia plane had to make an emergency landing at Brisbane International Airport in Queensland, Australia, on February 17. The plane was heading from Sydney International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, California, when the airline received a bomb threat and decided to divert it for an emergency landing. The plane landed uneventfully.... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    A single-engine plane that went down just north of Lake Elsinore after striking a power line was in the middle of a simulated engine-out procedure when the accident happened, a Federal Aviation Administration official confirmed Tuesday. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told City News Service that the Piper ...
  • Small plane crash-lands on runway at Fishers airport, no injuries reported
    Small plane crash-lands on runway at Fishers airport, no injuries reported. Paris Lewbel. 11:41 PM, Jan 16, 2018. Share Article. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights ...
  • Deputies: Plane crash south of Santa Fe caused by storm
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A plane crash south of Santa Fe was caused by a storm. The pilot was flying a small engine aircraft from Kansas to the Santa Fe Airport Monday night when the wings and tail iced over, making it impossible to keep the plane in the air. Deputies found the pilot […]
  • Kansas pilot injured in New Mexico plane crash
    SANTA FE, NM The Santa Fe County, NM Sheriff's Office says a Kansas pilot was critically injured Monday night in a plane crash. The pilot reported the crash about 8 p.m. In the search and rescue effort, deputies located the crash site at about 10:30 p.m, the sheriff's office says. The sheriff's office did not ...
  • 'Taken': Bryan Mills Survives A Plane Crash In Season 2, Episode 2
    Bryan Mills' survival skills are put to the test in this week's episode of “Taken.” According to the synopsis for Season 2, episode 2 of the NBC action thriller, a plane carrying Bryan (Clive Standen) and a key witness in a murder investigation crashes. Although both survive the crash, Mills is wounded and ...
  • Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
    SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane that crashed on a flight form Kansas to New Mexico. The pilot was hospitalized in critical condition. Santa Fe Sheriff's officials say the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. ...
  • Pilot survives airplane crash
    SANTA FE – It took rescue crews 2½ hours to locate a pilot who crashed his single-engine plane in rough terrain south of Santa Fe on a brutally cold Monday night. The flier suffered serious injuries and was recovering Tuesday at a local hospital. A news release from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office ...
  • Plane crashes on Kansas-New Mexico flight, pilot hurt
    SANTA FE - Authorities say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after the small plane he was flying crashed in New Mexico. Santa Fe Sheriff's officials say the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. Monday to report the crash. The man provided coordinates directing ...
  • Pilot in critical condition after plane crash
    New Mexico State Police are searching for a plane that crashed just south of Santa Fe. According to state police, the pilot called 911 after the plane went down. Advertisement. State police and search and rescue crews are on the ground trying to find the plane and pilot but they cannot launch their ...
  • Culburra Beach's Tyler Wright nominated for Laureus sports award
    ... Italian MotoGP star Valentino Rossi and 100m hurdle world champion Sally Pearson are also in consideration alongside 100m sprint world champion Justin Gatlinand Brazilian football club Chapecoense, who made a remarkable return to competition after being involved in a tragic plane crash.

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