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Jeju Air Plane Rejects Takeoff From Jeju City, South Korea

Saturday, September 30, 2017
By George Hatcher
Jeju Air Plane Rejects Takeoff From Jeju City, South Korea

Jeju Air flight 7C-510 had to reject takeoff from Jeju City, South Korea, on September 29th. The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Busan, South Korea, when the tower instructed the crew to stop. The crew subsequently rejected takeoff at high speed. Several tires deflated and the plane became disabled on the... »

Fighter Jets Escort Korean Airlines Plane to Stuttgart, Germany

Monday, July 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Korean Airlines Plane to Stuttgart, Germany

Korean Airlines flight KE-917 was intercepted by two supersonic fighter jets on July 15th. The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Seoul, South Korea, to Zurich, Switzerland, was over Berlin, Germany, when it lost communication with the ATC. The German Air Force subsequently dispatched two fighter jets that escorted the plane to Stuttgart, Germany. The... »

Small Planes Hit Each Other during Parachutist Competition; 4 Killed

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

Two small planes crashed into each other near Godollo, Pest County, Budapest, Hungary, on September 18th. The planes collided during a parachutist competition, when one of them lost contact with the air control. 4 people list their lives in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

About Close Calls

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

After making note of the Oct 31 near miss in Oslo, I remembered this 100 foot close call of two Boeing 747’s over Scotland. This occurred in late June, when a Lufthansa pilot was climbing, and a British Airways flight were 24.3nm apart on converging courses. A STCA (Short Germ Conflict Alert) The Oslo... »

Oslo: October 31, 2013, Near Miss

Thursday, November 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

We wrote about two Norwegian Air Shuttle planes that suffered a near miss when two planes followed the same instruction from ATC. The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) report on the event is below. Report (Translation) Description The 31 October 2012, two airliners from English too close together under a simultaneous missed approach (NAX741)... »

Oslo: Near Miss

Thursday, October 31, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Oct 31, 2013, a Norwegian Boeing 737-800#LN-DYC en route from Trondheim to Oslo with 130 passengers and 6 crew, was descending towards Oslo and was switched to a different runway. A second Norwegian Boeing 737-800 #LN-NOM en route from Oslo to Trondheim took off. Instructions from ATC became confused, and both planes followed... »

Proximity Blamed on Tenerife South ATC

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

On November 12, 2011, the Iberia Airbus A321 had been approaching Tenerife South airport at high speed just before it landed on the same runway that a Jet2 Boeing 757-200 was departing did so because of a premature take-off clearance to the 757. The 757 was airborne over the runway as the A321 touched... »

Reagan National Airport Near Miss

Thursday, August 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
Reagan National Airport Near Miss

What: US Airways en route from Washington What: US Airways en route from Washington What: US Airways en route to Washington Where: Reagan National Airport, Washington When: July 31, 2012 2:00 pm Who: 192 aboard Why: One US Airways plane had been rerouted into Washington’s Reagan international airport. Its route had been changed in... »

Air Lingus Attempts and Attempts and Attempts to Land in Barcelona Before Running Out of Fuel

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Air Lingus Attempts and Attempts and Attempts to Land in Barcelona Before Running Out of Fuel

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jens Breuer What: Aer Lingus Airbus A320-200 en route from Cork to Barcelona Where: Barcelona When: Mar 14th 2012 Who: 56 passengers, 6 crew Why: Pilots on approach to Barcelona aborted their approach at 10,000 feet due to the poor visibility. Barcelona ATC refused... »

Fatalities Rise in Congo Crash, ATC Trainee at Fault?

Thursday, July 14, 2011
By George Hatcher
Fatalities Rise in Congo Crash, ATC Trainee at Fault?

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Guido Potters What: Hewa Bora Airways Boeing 727-100 en route from Kinshana N’Djili to Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) Where: Kisangani When: Jul 8th 2011 Who: 112 passengers and 6 crew Why: Attempting to land in heavy rain, limited visibility, thunderstorms in the area,... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Authorities ID man who died in plane crash near Carson City
    Authorities have identified the person who died Monday in a plane crash in northern Douglas County. Stephen Filice, 64, of Minden, was confirmed dead in the crash of the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. More: 2 arrested after ...
  • President Halimah offers condolences to Iran over plane crash
    President Halimah Yacob has written to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to convey her condolences following the plane crash in central Iran. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 was carrying 66 people when it disappeared from the radar as it flew over the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 ...
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  • Authorities ID victim in plane crash
    The wheel of a small plane is visible above the sage brush as rescuers work at the scene on Monday. A 64-year-old Minden man was identified as the victim in a plane crash that occurred near Indian Hills on Monday. Stephen Filice was killed after the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca he was flying ...
  • A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    FILE —Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport ... more. Photo: Matty Zimmerman/AP. Image 2 of 11. FILE — American figure skater ...
  • A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    FILE —Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport ... more. Photo: Matty Zimmerman/AP. Image 2 of 13. FILE — American figure skater ...
  • Pilot's widow thanks aviation community on anniversary of fiery Essendon DFO plane crash
    The wife of a pilot killed in last year's Essendon plane crash has thanked the aviation community for its support on the anniversary of her husband's death, as an expert calls for a review of commercial development at airports. Four American tourists and pilot Max Quartermain died when the Beechcraft ...
  • Minden man killed in plane crash south of Carson City
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A 64-year-old northern Nevada man has been killed in a small plane crash south of Carson City. The Douglas County sheriff's office identified the victim of Monday's crash as Stephen Filice of Minden. The sheriff's office said Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration is ...
  • Unapologetic Farting Man on Plane Causes Emergency Landing
    A fight broke out after a man on a flight to Amsterdam wouldn't stop passing gas.
  • Iranian authorities begin to recover bodies from plane crash
    The Aseman Airlines flight disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning. Source: AP / Morteza Salehi / Tasnim News Agency. The incident has reawakened concerns over aviation safety in Iran, which has been exacerbated by international sanctions over the ...

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