autopilot failure

Transavia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Saturday, November 4, 2017
By George Hatcher
Transavia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Transavia flight HV-6531 had to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 3rd. The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Eindhoven, Netherlands, to Tel Aviv, Israel, was diverted after both autopilots failed. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Calgary

Saturday, October 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Calgary

United Airlines flight UA-1418 made an emergency landing in Calgary, Canada, on October 13th. The Airbus A320-200 plane was flying from Houston, Texas, when the crew declared an emergency due to problems with autopilot system and possible issues with nose gear. The plane landed uneventfully. All 64 people aboard remained safe. Download article as... »

Air France 447 Revisited by Air France 471

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
By George Hatcher
Air France 447 Revisited by Air France 471

What: Air France Airbus A340-300 en route from Caracas Venezuela to Paris Where: NW of Point A Pitre Guadeloupe When: Jul 22nd 2011 Why: In an experience that is being compared to Air France Flight 447, in night/instrument conditions, the AF Airbus flew through turbulence (reported by pilots, not on METAR) at 35,000 feet,... »

Faulty Autopilot Forces LAX Landing

Monday, April 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: United Airlines en route to San Francisco Where: LAX When: April 17, 2011 Why: After takeoff, the autopilot took control and would not relinquish it. The pilot had no control over the plane, but then was able to turn off autopilot and return to the airport. The news release of this event does... »

Jetstar Airbus A330-200 Autopilot Fails

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
By George Hatcher
Jetstar Airbus A330-200 Autopilot Fails

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer John Richard Thomson What: Jetstar Airways Airbus A330-200 en route from Phuket (Thailand) to Sydney,NS Where: Changi Airport, Singapore When: Nov 1 2010 Who: 288 passengers Why: While en route, the autopilot failed. The pilots diverted to Singapore where they made a safe landing... »

Air Canada: Autopilot Problem

Saturday, March 20, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Canada: Autopilot Problem

Pictured: An Air Canada Boeing 767-333/ER at Toronto – Lester B. Pearson International Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer What: Air Canada 767 en route from Toronto to Buenos Aires Where: Toronto’s Pearson International Airport When: Mar 16th 2010 Who: 129 aboard Why: While en route, the flight developed a... »

Wonky Air France Airbus Autopilot Delays Flight

Sunday, November 29, 2009
By George Hatcher
Wonky Air France Airbus Autopilot Delays Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Vincent Edlinger What: Air France Airbus A380-800 en route from New York to Paris Where: Long Island When: Nov 27th 2009 Who: not available Why: After takeoff, the plane indicated an autopilot problem. They returned to the airport where the plane landed, was repaired... »

Air Canada: 767 Auto-pilot Fails

Thursday, April 16, 2009
By George Hatcher
Air Canada: 767 Auto-pilot Fails

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Michael Fast What: Air Canada 767 en route from Toronto to Buenos Aires and/or Sao Paulo Brazil. Where: Toronto’s Pearson International Airport When: Wednesday April 15 2009 Who: 129 on board Why: When the pilot detected problems with the automatic pilot system, they followed... »

Quantas Autopilot Incident Spurs Part Safety Investigation

Monday, January 5, 2009
By George Hatcher
Quantas Autopilot Incident Spurs Part Safety Investigation

What: Qantas Airways Airbus A330-300 en route from Perth in Western Australia to Singapore Where: Perth When: Saturday December 27, Who: The number of passengers and crew has not yet been released. Why: The autopilot on a Qantas Airways Airbus A330 suddenly disconnected 500 kilometres after taking off. The jet was cruising at 36,000... »

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