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Wizz Air Flight Rejects Takeoff From Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Monday, December 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Wizz Air Flight Rejects Takeoff From Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Wizz Air flight W6-3352 had to reject takeoff from Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Belgium, on December 10th. The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Cluj International Airport, Romania, when the crew rejected takeoff due to disagreeing airspeeds. The plane safely returned to the apron. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Ural Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Saint Petersburg

Saturday, December 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ural Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Saint Petersburg

Ural Airlines flight U6-365 had to return and make an emergency landing in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on December 7th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Yekaterinburg, Russia, but had to turn back after the crew noticed disagreeing airspeeds. The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and twenty-three passengers and six crew members... »

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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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