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Lufthansa Flight Returns to Munich due to Battery Issue

Sunday, December 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Flight Returns to Munich due to Battery Issue

Lufthansa flight LH-762 had to return and make an emergency landing in Munich, Germany, on December 9th. The Airbus A350-900 plane took off for Delhi, India, but had to turn back after one of the batteries failed. The plane landed back safely. All two hundred and sixty-eight people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Tennessee River

Saturday, April 9, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama, on April 7th. The pilot of the small seaplane said he was doing some survey work for a proposed water pipeline when the aircraft’s battery failed, forcing him to make an emergency landing. Both occupants of the plane, including the pilot... »

Global Advisory Group Recommends Tough Rules to Prevent Battery Fires in Airplanes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Global Advisory Group Recommends Tough Rules to Prevent Battery Fires in Airplanes

An advisory panel of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recommended strict actions for discouraging bulk shipment of lithium batteries through commercial planes. The recommendations were published by the ICAO on October 1, after a recent meeting of the advisory group was held in Cologne, Germany, in September. The group has also suggested... »

MH370: One Ping Does Not A Discovery Make. Or Does it?

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

An underwater locator beacon (ULB) such as the one on the black boxes (CVR) Cockpit Voice Recorder and FDR (Flight Data Recorder) of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on 37.5 kHz for about 30 days at 4°C temperature. They run on lithium-ion batteries, and “mileage” may vary; 30 days is the minimum expectation. This is... »

Boeing Investigation Update from Japan

Saturday, January 19, 2013
By George Hatcher
Boeing Investigation Update from Japan

During an early inspection of the 787 in Takamatsu by Japanese officials, the battery’s electrolyte had leaked from the lithium-ion battery. The charred insides of the battery show the battery received voltage in excess of its design limits. In October 2011, the FAA issued an emergency order requiring lithium ion batteries in 42 Cessna... »

Boeing 787 Smokes Battery in Boston

Monday, January 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Boeing 787 Smokes Battery in Boston

On January 7, 2013, a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Japan-Boston had already landed in Boston, and all 184 passengers had safely disembarked when smoke filled the cabin. A fire was found in a battery aboard the plane. Boston Firefighters arrived at 10:40 a.m. and put out the fire. Passengers were provided alternative transportation... »

Airbus Makes Emergency Landing in Stephenville

Friday, December 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: A-310 Airbus en route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Where: Stephenville International Airport, Canada When: Dec 16, 2010 Who: 8 crew Why: Overheating batteries convinced a pilot to land the privately owned airbus at Stephenville International Airport. After landing, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police met the jet on the tarmac. The crew... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Police say one person is dead following a plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.
  • Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities haven't confirmed whether the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday survived. plane crash Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport. Emergency crews respond to a plane crash outside of Miami ...
  • One dead in plane crash near Miami Executive Airport
    One person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade police said. An FAA statement said the pilot was the only person on the plane: “A Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed approximately one and a half miles west of the Miami Executive Airport today at 2:50pm. The pilot ...
  • 50th Anniversary of Otis Redding's death, crash in Lake Monona
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Musical historians say the story of soul music legend Otis Redding is a tragic one. Ironically, Redding didn't reach the height of his fame until after his death in a small plane crash outside of Madison, 50 years ago today. Archival information says it's unclear what went wrong during ...
  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said one person is dead following a small plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade. Rescue crews rushed to the site of a downed plane Southwest Miami-Dade County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the area of Southwest 121st Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.
  • Plane remains submerged after bodies recovered from Lake Harney crash site
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of a pilot and two trainees were recovered Saturday evening from a plane that crashed into Lake Harney Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Related Headlines. Plane crash in Lake Harney. Bodies recovered in Lake Harney plane crash, ...
  • Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast
    Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast. Mar 30, 1:40 PM. 0:001:00. See more options Embed Code. Facebook twitter Google+ · Playlist Embed. You need to be logged in to post a comment ...
  • 2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
  • The Crown Recap: School Days
    But to his eye, Charles is growing up in the middle of ruinous luxury and he's spoiled by overindulgence. After all, Charles has parents! His sister didn't die in a horrible plane crash! He needs toughening up. The sad irony is that far from overindulgence, Charles is most in need of a parent to hug […]
  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...

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  • A night in severe turbulence: 'the most terrifying journey I have ever experienced' https://t.co/VNx4weoSEd via @WWLTV
    about 41 mins ago
  • Bus Crash in Philippines Leaves 2 Dead, 26 Injured https://t.co/1N13kUH4Yd
    about 3 hours ago
  • 2 Killed, 2 Injured After Small Plane Crashes in San Diego https://t.co/h2efRVETMw
    about 3 hours ago
  • Lufthansa Flight Returns to Munich due to Battery Issue https://t.co/OAEzvfyYIF
    about 4 hours ago
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle Flight Diverts to Porto Santo Island https://t.co/qiTnOr4hMY
    about 4 hours ago