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Virgin Airbus Diverts to St Johns

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Virgin Airlines Airbus A-340 en route from London to Washington DC. Where: St Johns International When: May 2011 Who: 269 passengers Why: While en route, a passenger was ill. The flight diverted to DC to get the passenger assistance, and made a safe landing. THe passenger was transported to the Health Sciences Centre... »

Virgin and Military Craft Loss of Separation

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
By George Hatcher
Virgin and Military Craft Loss of Separation

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Soon-Gyu Ko – Korea Aero Photos What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700 en route from Williamtown to Melbourne Where: Williamtown When: Feb 2, 2011 Why: The Virgin Blue and a military jet were a near miss and came within 400 feet vertical separation. The Official... »

Melbourne Emergency Landing

Thursday, November 18, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737 en route from Melbourne to Sydney Where: Melbourne When: Nov 19 2010 7:16 a.m. Who: 122 passengers, 6 crew Why: Just after takeoff, the pilot noted a peculiar odor described as burning plastic (originally reported as smoke in the cockpit.) After being aloft for less than 30 minutes, the... »

Virgin Blue: Fumes over Adelaide

Monday, April 19, 2010
By George Hatcher
Virgin Blue: Fumes over Adelaide

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer John Richard Thomson What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737-800 en route from Perth to Sydney Where: Adelaide When: Apr 19 2010 Who: 150 passengers Why: While en route, passengers began suffering from breathing problems. An odor was detected aboard. The flight routed to Adelade where... »

Engine Fire over Launceston Australia Instigates Emergency Landing

Friday, August 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Engine Fire over Launceston Australia Instigates Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Torin Wilson What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737-800 en route from Launceston to Sydney Where: Launceston When: Aug 20th 2009 Who: 151 passengers Why: Shortly after takeoff, passengers heard a “bang” and flames were seen from an engine. The plane circled Launceston for thirty minutes... »

Flat Tire Down Under

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: A Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. Boeing 737-700 en route from Sydney Nova Scotia to Coolangatta Australia Where: Brisbane Airport Queensland When: 2:30 p.m. local time May 26 Who: 109 passengers Why: After departing, Airport crew at Sydney found parts of the Boeing’s nose wheel tire. The plane made a safe emergency landing in... »

Emergency Landing: Boeing Cracked Windshield in Adelaide

Monday, January 5, 2009
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing: Boeing Cracked Windshield in Adelaide

What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737 Flight DJ289 en route from Melbourne bound for Perth Where: Emergency landing in Adelaide When: Saturday Why: A cracked windshield was the reason for the emergency landing, but passengers–although uninjured– are apparently upset that they were not informed about the situation as it happened. Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. 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.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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