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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... »

Air Berlin Conflicting Airspeed

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Berlin Conflicting Airspeed

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Stefan Sonnenberg What: Air Berlin Boeing 737-700 en route from Berlin Germany to Zurich Switzerland Where: Berlin When: Jan 6th 2010 Who: 124 passengers Why: Because on the runway, the plane indicated conflicting airspeed, the pilot rejected takeoff and returned safely to the gate.... »

First Air Altitude/Speed At Odds

Thursday, December 17, 2009
By George Hatcher
First Air Altitude/Speed At Odds

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Peter Tsagaris What: First Air Boeing 767-200 en route from Ottawa to Iqaluit Where: Iqaluit When: Dec 12th 2009 Who: 4 crew Why: The runway was not clear (assuming this means weather /precipitation) and after takeoff, airspeed dropped as the plane climbed, and the... »

Colgan Air Reports Lack of Speed Warning

Monday, December 14, 2009
By George Hatcher
Colgan Air Reports Lack of Speed Warning

Colgan’s Dec. 7 report to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said last February’s crash was probably caused by pilots’ “loss of situational awareness,” failure to follow the training and procedures, but pointed out contributing factors: the cockpit warning system failed to adequately advise pilots when the speed is set below the calculated stall... »

Airbus Unreliable Air Speed…again

Friday, July 10, 2009
By George Hatcher
Airbus Unreliable Air Speed…again

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Gordon Gebert JR What: Cyprus Airways Airbus A330-200 en route from London to Larnaca Cyprus Where: London When: Jul 7th 2009 Why: The Airbus rejected take-off from Heathrow because of an issue with the air speed indicator. George’s Point of View What? What is... »

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