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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Miami

Thursday, September 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Miami

American Airlines flight AA-1391 had to return and make an emergency landing in Miami, Florida, on September 4th. The Boeing 757-200 plane took off for Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, but had to turn back after the crew noticed a “potential airspeed malfunction”. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained... »

Southwest Airlines Plane Returns to Nevada due to Unreliable Airspeed and Altitude

Monday, July 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Southwest Airlines Plane Returns to Nevada due to Unreliable Airspeed and Altitude

Southwest Airlines flight WN-3641 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 7th. The Boeing 737-700 flying to Cleveland, Ohio, had to return due to an unreliable airspeed and the altitude. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Helicopter Crash in India Kills One; Two Injured

Sunday, June 11, 2017
By George Hatcher

A helicopter lost its balance and crashed while taking-off from Himalayan shrine of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India, on June 10th. The accident happened due to insufficient air pressure. A crew member lost his life while the two pilots sustained injuries in the crash. All five passengers remained safe. The crash remains under investigation. Download article... »

United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off in California due to Airspeed Issues

Saturday, May 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off in California due to Airspeed Issues

United Airlines flight UA-1858 had to reject take-off at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, on May 11th. The Boeing 777-200 en-route to Denver, Colorado, had to reject taking-off after the first officer’s airspeed disagreed with the other airspeed indicators. The plane returned to the apron safely. No injuries were reported. Download article... »

Omni Air International Flight Makes Emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Omni Air International Flight Makes Emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Omni Air International flight EI-135 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on June 26th. The Boeing 767-200 plane, took off for Boston, Massachusetts, but had to turn back after the crew detected an air speed indication issue. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

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... »

Airspeed Issues Cancel Flight

Thursday, January 26, 2012
By George Hatcher
Airspeed Issues Cancel Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Steffen Conzelmann What: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Canadair CRJ-900 en route from Vilnius (Lithuania) to Copenhagen Where: Vilnius When: Jan 25th 2012 Why: On takeoff, the pilot and copilot had airspeed indications which did not agree. The pilots rejected takeoff. Some time after the flight... »

Atlanta: Delta Emergency landing

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
By George Hatcher
Atlanta: Delta Emergency landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Agustin Anaya What: Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300 en route from Detroit to Sao Paulo Where: Atlanta,GA When: May 15th 2011 Why: While en route, over Daytona, the plane developed an issue with their airspeed indication. Although the issue was fixed, the flight diverted to... »

Continental Emergency Landing in the Azores

Monday, March 1, 2010
By George Hatcher
Continental Emergency Landing in the Azores

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Joel Vogt What: Continental Airlines Boeing 757-200 en route from Newark to Lisbon Where: west of the Azores When: Feb 27th 2010 Why: While en route, after experiencing unreliable airspeed and losing communication (briefly), the flight again made radio contact and diverted to Lajes... »

Condor Sticky Aileron Slows Flight

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
By George Hatcher
Condor Sticky Aileron Slows Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Giovanni Verbeeck What: Condor Boeing 767-300 en route from San Jose Costa Rica to Santo Domingo Dominican Republic to Frankfurt Where: San Jose When: Jan 11th 2010 Who: not available Why: After takeoff, the Condor Boeing’s left inboard aileron got stuck in the up... »

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