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... »

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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