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Plane and Helicopter Collide Mid-Air in Germany; 4 Dead

Thursday, January 25, 2018
By George Hatcher

A helicopter and a small plane collided mid-air in Philippsburg, Germany, on January 23rd. Authorities said four people were killed in the crash, including two occupants of the plane and two helicopter pilots. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Planes Collide at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Saturday, January 6, 2018
By George Hatcher

Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on January 5th. Authorities said a WestJet plane, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting to go to a gate when a Sunwing Airlines plane, moving back from a gate, struck it. The Sunwing plane caught fire after the accident. There were one hundred and sixty-eight... »

Sunwest Aviation Plane Collides with Deer Upon Landing in Northern Alberta

Thursday, October 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
Sunwest Aviation Plane Collides with Deer Upon Landing in Northern Alberta

Sunwest Aviation flight CNK-7123 collided with two deer upon landing at Christina Lake Airstrip, located east of Conklin, Alberta, Canada, on October 3rd. The incident happened when the plane was coming from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The plane sustained minor damage. There were forty-three passengers and four crew members aboard at the time; all of... »

Lufthansa Plane Makes Safe Landing in Los Angeles after Object Encounter

Monday, March 21, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Plane Makes Safe Landing in Los Angeles after Object Encounter

Lufthansa flight LH-456 continued for a safe landing at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, on March 18. The Airbus A380-800, flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Los Angeles, California, was on its approach to runway when it encountered an object passing over, presumably a drone. The plane landed safely. All 525 people onboard... »

Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

Accident to the Airbus A320-211, registered D-AIPX and operated by Germanwings, flight GWI18G, on 03/24/15 at Prads-Haute-Bléone According to the BEA, they will release the final report on Germanwings 9525 on Sunday, March 13, 2016 during a press briefing. I plan to be there. Although the public has not seen the final report, and... »

Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX

Monday, September 14, 2015
By George Hatcher
Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX

United Airlines Flight 1199 (Boeing 737-990/ER) had just landed from Newark with 175 aboard; Alaska Airlines flight 143 (Boeing 757-224) to Portland was departing with 182 aboard when they made contact. The left hand winglet of the arriving 737 contacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of the departing 757. Fortunately the Alaska jet was... »

Southwest Jets Collided at Oakland International Airport

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Southwest Jets Collided at Oakland International Airport

Two Southwest Airlines Jets collided at Oakland International Airport, California, on August 30. Authorities said the Orange County-bound flight 2674 was pushing back from the gate when its wing tip came in contact with another jet that had just arrived from Phoenix. No injuries were reported. Both aircrafts were grounded after the incident. Download... »

2 Killed in Mid-Air Collision Over Alberta

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By George Hatcher

Two Cessna planes collided mid-air east of Fort McMurray in north-eastern Alberta, Canada, at around 8 p.m. on June 21. One of the planes, a Cessna 185, landed safely at the Fort McMurray airport after the collision. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured. The other plane, a Cessna 172, crashed... »

Alba Adriatica Air Show Collision

Monday, June 1, 2015
By George Hatcher

A couple of acrobatic planes collided in an Alba Adriatica airshow maneuver and crashed into the sea. One pilot was transported to the hospital. The other pilot, Marco Ricci, lost a wing and could not exit his plane, and died. The plane was located four meters underwater, upside down and closed. Divers tried lifting... »

Argentina: Helicopters Collide as French Survivor Reality Show Filming “Dropped”

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
By George Hatcher

Ten people died near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, Argentina when two helicopters (Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil) and (Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil) carrying French contestants, crew and two Argentine pilots collided and exploded during the production of ‘Dropped,’ a French reality show. The fatalities included Laurent Sbasnik, Lucie Mei-Dalby, Volodya Guinard, Brice Guilbert,... »

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