Air Traffic Control

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

  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Police say one person is dead following a plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.
  • Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities haven't confirmed whether the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday survived. plane crash Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport. Emergency crews respond to a plane crash outside of Miami ...
  • One dead in plane crash near Miami Executive Airport
    One person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade police said. An FAA statement said the pilot was the only person on the plane: “A Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed approximately one and a half miles west of the Miami Executive Airport today at 2:50pm. The pilot ...
  • 50th Anniversary of Otis Redding's death, crash in Lake Monona
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Musical historians say the story of soul music legend Otis Redding is a tragic one. Ironically, Redding didn't reach the height of his fame until after his death in a small plane crash outside of Madison, 50 years ago today. Archival information says it's unclear what went wrong during ...
  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said one person is dead following a small plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade. Rescue crews rushed to the site of a downed plane Southwest Miami-Dade County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the area of Southwest 121st Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.
  • Plane remains submerged after bodies recovered from Lake Harney crash site
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of a pilot and two trainees were recovered Saturday evening from a plane that crashed into Lake Harney Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Related Headlines. Plane crash in Lake Harney. Bodies recovered in Lake Harney plane crash, ...
  • Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast
    Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast. Mar 30, 1:40 PM. 0:001:00. See more options Embed Code. Facebook twitter Google+ · Playlist Embed. You need to be logged in to post a comment ...
  • 2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
  • The Crown Recap: School Days
    But to his eye, Charles is growing up in the middle of ruinous luxury and he's spoiled by overindulgence. After all, Charles has parents! His sister didn't die in a horrible plane crash! He needs toughening up. The sad irony is that far from overindulgence, Charles is most in need of a parent to hug […]
  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...

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  • A night in severe turbulence: 'the most terrifying journey I have ever experienced' https://t.co/VNx4weoSEd via @WWLTV
    about 10 hours ago
  • Bus Crash in Philippines Leaves 2 Dead, 26 Injured https://t.co/1N13kUH4Yd
    about 13 hours ago
  • 2 Killed, 2 Injured After Small Plane Crashes in San Diego https://t.co/h2efRVETMw
    about 13 hours ago
  • Lufthansa Flight Returns to Munich due to Battery Issue https://t.co/OAEzvfyYIF
    about 13 hours ago
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle Flight Diverts to Porto Santo Island https://t.co/qiTnOr4hMY
    about 13 hours ago