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American Airlines Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Thursday, October 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Cargo Smoke Indication

American Airlines flight AA-62 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on October 4th. The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Miami, Florida, to Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, was diverted after the crew received a cargo smoke indication. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.... »

LATAM Brasil Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Sunday, March 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
LATAM Brasil Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cargo Smoke Indication

LATAM Airlines Brasil flight JJ-3067 had to make an emergency landing in Brasilia, Brazil, on March 3rd. The Airbus A321-200 plane flying from Recife, Brazil, was descending toward Brasilia when the crew declared an emergency due to a cargo smoke indication. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article... »

LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Thursday, December 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cargo Smoke Indication

LATAM Airlines flight JJ-8030 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on December 27th. The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Montevideo, Uruguay, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication. The plane landed safely. All 220 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Lithium Batteries behind Hawaiian Airlines Emergency Landing

Sunday, January 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lithium Batteries behind Hawaiian Airlines Emergency Landing

On January 12, a Hawaiian Airlines crew had to put on their oxygen masks after Flight 226 developed smoke in the cockpit. Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717 was en route from Honolulu to Kahului when a fire developed in a cargo bay. Pilots managed a safe landing. Evidence of a fire was found in one... »

Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Sunday, December 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Seventy minutes after a mayday when a cargo of vegetables (peppers and flowers) set off a smoke alarm, Air France flight AF-733 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport today at 9.55am. The flight was en route from Santo Domingo to Paris with 142 passengers and 14 crew when they diverted. Emergency services, Shannon... »

FedEx Jet Makes Emergency Landing at McCarran International Airport

Sunday, November 9, 2014
By George Hatcher
FedEx Jet Makes Emergency Landing at McCarran International Airport

A FedEx jet made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 7. The MD-11 aircraft was on its way from Ontario, California, to Memphis, Tennessee, when the crew reported fire in the cargo hold. The plane, carrying 3 people, was then landed in emergency in Las Vegas at... »

Hot Cows Set off Alarms

Sunday, April 6, 2014
By George Hatcher
Hot Cows Set off Alarms

Almost 400 cows aboard a Boeing 747 heated the craft up so much they set off the fire alarm. Pilots diverted from their location over the Irish sea, and made a safe landing at Heathrow. This did not happen April 1st, so we are presuming it is an actual event. None of the 390... »

$325,000 Civil Penalty Against Alfa Chemistry

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
By George Hatcher

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $325,000 civil penalty against Alfa Chemistry of Stony Brook, New York, for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on two separate FedEx cargo flights, Alfa Chemistry shipped undeclared hazardous material that DOT regulations prohibit from... »

Asiana Cargo Jet Lost at Sea

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By George Hatcher
Asiana Cargo Jet Lost at Sea

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Niki Kapsamunov What: Asiana Boeing 747-400 Cargo plane en route from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport and to Pudong China Where: southern resort island of Jeju, South Korea When: July 27, 2011 3:05am local time Who: two people Why: At 7600 feet, the crew... »

Egypt Air Emergency Landing in Mumbai

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By George Hatcher
Egypt Air Emergency Landing in Mumbai

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Roland Bergmann-Spotterteam Graz What: Egypt Air Boeing 737-800 en route from Cairo Egypt to Mumbai Where: Mumbai When: Dec 29th 2010 Who: 124 passengers, 7 crew Why: On approach to Mumbai, the flight crew noted a cargo fire alert. The flight landed safely and... »

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