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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.... »

Virgin Australia Plane Returns to California with Cracked Windshield

Sunday, August 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Plane Returns to California with Cracked Windshield

Virgin Australia flight VA-8 returned and made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on the morning of July 29. The Boeing 777, heading towards Brisbane, Australia, was turned around after the pilots noticed a crack in its windshield. The passenger jet landed safely and there were no reported injuries. After inspection,... »

Sydney-Bound Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Canberra Airport

Saturday, January 17, 2015
By George Hatcher
Sydney-Bound Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Canberra Airport

Virgin Australia flight VA1179 had to make an emergency landing at Canberra Airport, Australia, at around 5:30 p.m. on January 16. According to the airline spokesperson, “In line with standard operating procedures, the captain decided to divert to Canberra as a precautionary measure after a cockpit indication light illuminated.” The flight was en-route from... »

Embraer Issues Worldwide Alert after VA Found Fault in Aircraft’s Bolts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
By George Hatcher
Embraer Issues Worldwide Alert after VA Found Fault in Aircraft’s Bolts

Embraer has issued a worldwide alert after heavy maintenance carried out by Virgin Australia on June 26-26 pointed out a fault in the engine-holding bolts of Embraer 190 aircrafts. Out of 17 Embraer 190 aircraft present in the fleet, 9 had issues with the bolts which hold the aircraft’s engine in the engine pylon,... »

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