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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

  • Southampton Business Owner Killed In San Diego Plane Crash
    SOUTHAMPTON, NY — The owner of a Southampton beach club was killed after a plane he was a passenger in crashed into home Saturday afternoon in San Diego. A post by 27east.com first identified Robert Stelling, 50, of Southampton as one of two passengers who died after the single-engine, ...
  • Plane Crash Red Team Stranded On A Island
    Watch 98faa9dc-0253-428c-b292-04149d0408de's video, made in Plotagon. Plane Crash Red Team Stranded On A Island.
  • That Time LeBron James Was 100 Percent Sure He Was Going to Die in a Plane Crash
    Back in June, one of LeBron James' former teammates, Drew Gooden, revealed that LeBron once told him he thought he could survive a plane crash if he was ever involved in one. According to Gooden, LeBron said he would simply stuff his shirt and pants with a ton of pillows and then jump out of […]
  • Remembering the Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
    Lawrence was killed in a plane crash in 1967 and never got to space, but is acknowledged for his historic achievement. Department of Defense/Public Domain. However, the MOL never launched its mission; funding struggles, competition with NASA and other Department of Defense projects, and ...
  • Emergency landing ends with plane crash in Kossuth County ditch
    ALGONA | An instructor and a student pilot walked away from a plane crash Saturday near Algona Municipal Airport. The instructor and student pilot took off northwest in a 1958 Cessna 172 plane, when the engine quit at about 600 feet, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
  • DOJ Releases Names Of Plane Crash Victims
    The plane crash occurred on the evening of Dec. 7 at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. All five people on board were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), Transportation Disaster Assistance Division, is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fatal crash. The crash ...
  • No Injuries in Plane Crash at Algona Airport
    (Algona)--No one was injured in the crash of an airplane Saturday at the Algona Municipal Airport. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office, an instructor and a student pilot were taking off in a 1958 Cessna 172 and were at an altitude of about 600-feet when the engine quit. The instructor turned ...
  • Divers search Lake Harney for plane wreckage
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County Sheriff's Office divers spent Monday searching for the wreckage of a plane that plunged into Lake Harney Friday, killing all three people aboard. The bodies of pilot Kamalesh Naik, 56, of Sanford, and passengers Men Tao, 22, and Hou Xupeng, 23, both of ...
  • Crews work to recover plane wreckage from Lake Harney
    Dive teams are searching the murky waters of Lake Harney Monday, hoping to recover wreckage from a plane crash that killed three people last week. Even though the water at the crash site is only 10-feet deep, visibility has been an issue for divers. Advertisement. The Federal Aviation Administration ...
  • No Injuries In Kossuth County Plane Crash
    No one is injured in a plane crash over the weekend in Kossuth County, Iowa. Authorities say an instructor and student pilot were taking off in a 1958 Cessna plane when the engine quit at 600 feet. The instructor turned back to the southwest to try to land on the grass runway, but high winds […]

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