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Emirates Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Australia after Descending Below Assigned Altitude

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Emirates Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Australia after Descending Below Assigned Altitude

Emirates Airlines flight EK-407 made a safe emergency landing at Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on July 14th. The Airbus A380-800 en-route from Auckland, New Zealand was on approach to Melbourne’s runway when it was descended below the minimum assigned altitude, and climbed back after receiving instruction from the ATC. The plane landed successfully.... »

Small Plane Crashed onto Long Island Rail Road Tracks; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

Monday, August 17, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crashed onto Long Island Rail Road Tracks; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

A Hawker Beechcraft BE35 plane crashed onto Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tracks at the crossing between Hicksville and Bethpage stations on Long Island, New York, on August 16. The plane was heading from Francis S. Gabreski Ariport, Westhampton Beach to Morristown when the pilot reported difficulty in maintaining altitude. Authorities said he was... »

Regional Airliner Diverts to DuPage for Emergency Landing

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By George Hatcher
Regional Airliner Diverts to DuPage for Emergency Landing

A SkyWest flight, operating as a United Express, had to make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport, Illinois, on October 20. Flight 5290, carrying 44 passengers and 3 crew members, was heading from Asheville, North Carolina to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, when the crew reported problems in maintaining the altitude and taking right... »

Sarasota Seaplane Crash

Sunday, January 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Sarasota Seaplane Crash

On 12-JAN-2013 at 3:30 pm, a single engine SEAWIND 3000 seaplane was taking off from Sarasota for Venice Airport when it crashed after takeoff. The pilot died in the collision; the passenger survived with injuries. The seaplane did not gain enough altitude and struck a couple of trees. It impacted near the New College... »

Westjet Flies with Cabin Pressure Problem

Friday, January 1, 2010
By George Hatcher
Westjet Flies with Cabin Pressure Problem

Pictured: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT Vieux Fort St. Lucia Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gianni Deligny What: Westjet Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Victoria to Calgary Where: Victoria When: Dec 30th 2009 Who: not available Why: After takeoff, the plane developed a problem with cabin pressure. The flight... »

Air China Boeing Lands in AK

Monday, December 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Air China Boeing Lands in AK

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Raymond Wang What: Air China Boeing 747-400 en route from New York to Beijing China Where: Ticonderoga When: Dec 18th 2009 Who: unknown Why: Thirty minutes into the flight, the cabin developed pressurization problems and requested to fly at a lower altitude. Over Canada,... »

Alitalia Ferry Flight Decompresses over Minsk

Friday, August 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Ferry Flight Decompresses over Minsk

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Dave Chapman What: Alitalia Airbus A321-100 en route from Moscow to Rome Where: Minsk When: Aug 20th 2009 Who: 0 passengers, 6 crew Why: While en route to Rome, the flight lost cabin pressure. The flight descended to a safe level and landed safely... »

Fighter Escorts Primera Air to Rome

Saturday, July 11, 2009
By George Hatcher
Fighter Escorts Primera Air to Rome

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Sergio Domingos What: Primera Air Boeing 737-700 en route from Zakinthos Greece to Dublin Where: Rome Italy When: Jul 10th 2009 Who: 153 passengers and 6 crew Why: While en route, the Primera flight requested an emergency landing. It lowered altitude without declaring an... »

Cessna Lands in Marsh

Monday, April 27, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: twin-engine Cessna 310 Where: marshy area near Pitt Street bridge Mt. Pleasant When: Saturday afternoon April 25, 2009 2:56 pm Who: Arthur Parker and (approx) ten year old son Why: When something “popped” on the plane and he could not turn and started losing altitude, Arthur Parker did the only thing he could,... »

Airbus A330-300 Turbulence Shakes UP Qantas

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
By George Hatcher
Airbus A330-300 Turbulence Shakes UP Qantas

What: Qantas plane en route from Singapore to Perth in Western Australia when it was Where: forced to land at Learmonth airport near the remote coastal town of Exmouth, 745 miles north of Perth When: 1:45 p.m. local time. Who: 303 passengers, 10 crew members. Half of the passengers were from Australia, the other... »

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