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Wideroe Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

Thursday, February 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
Wideroe Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

Wideroe Airlines flight WF-831 made an emergency landing in Bodo, Norway, on February 1st. The plane flying from Leknes, Norway, was on approach to Bodo when the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. The plane landed uneventfully. All 13 passengers and 3 crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Pilot Gets Locked out of Cockpit; Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Las Vegas

Saturday, January 31, 2015
By George Hatcher
Pilot Gets Locked out of Cockpit; Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Las Vegas

Delta flight 1651 made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 29. The plane was en-route from Minneapolis to Las Vegas when the pilot went out of the cockpit to use bathroom. However on returning, he could not get in because the door got jammed. Fortunately, the first... »

Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Fatal Flight update

Sunday, November 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Fatal Flight update

On November 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm, Flight 363, an Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Boeing 737-500 en route from Moscow to Kazan, made several go-arounds, and more than one landing pass. On the second (?) attempt, an hour after takeoff, it crashed on landing at Kazan. On touchdown, the jet’s nose hit the ground. The... »

Door Locks Out Air India Captain

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By George Hatcher
Door Locks Out Air India Captain

On May 13/14, 2013 the cockpit door of one of Air India’s planes locked the captain out while he was using the toilet. The co-pilot and trainee pilot had to land the plane in Bhopal for ground maintenance engineers to fix the problem. On May 13, the flight took off from Delhi for Bangalore.... »

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    about 7 hours ago
  • Air Canada Flight Returns to Montreal due to Engine Trouble https://t.co/jl5KV65EX3
    about 14 hours ago
  • U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indonesia https://t.co/B8qu9cVkXQ
    about 14 hours ago
  • Bird-Hit Air Arabia Flight Diverts to Lucknow, India https://t.co/34D4rhjHrs
    about 14 hours ago
  • British Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Frankfurt https://t.co/2FfQv4rJGZ
    about 14 hours ago