de-icing

Lufthansa Flight Diverts to Milan–Malpensa Airport

Monday, March 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Flight Diverts to Milan–Malpensa Airport

Lufthansa flight LH-511D had to divert for an unscheduled landing at Milan–Malpensa Airport, Italy, on March 18th. The Boeing 747-400 plane en-route from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted due to an issue with the de-icing systems. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

British Airway Flight Makes Emergency Landing in France

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
By George Hatcher
British Airway Flight Makes Emergency Landing in France

British Airways flight BA-461 had to divert for an emergency landing in Bordeaux, France, on January 27th. The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Madrid, Spain, to Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, was diverted after an engine de-icing system overheated. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Croatia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Croatia

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Croatia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Croatia

Croatia Airlines flight OU-460 had to return and make an emergency landing in Zagreb, Croatia, on November 21st. The plane took off for Zurich, Switzerland, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with the de-icing systems. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 66 people aboard at the time; all of them... »

Airbus Struck by Truck

Thursday, December 6, 2012
By George Hatcher
Airbus Struck by Truck

What: British Airways Airbus A320-200 Where: Stockholm Arlanda Sweden When: Dec 5, 2012 Who: 0 fatalities Why: The British Airways Airbus A320 by an icing truck. Fortunately the Airbus was on the ground at the time. Tweets say that heavy snowfall at the Arlanda Airport has passengers waiting for flights for hours There was... »

ATR De-Icing

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
By George Hatcher
ATR De-Icing

Ice is the friend of no plane. But there was no excuse for the icing problem on the UTAir flight that we are calling the Tyumen crash. On that flight, both Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124 engines were operating till impact. The plane reached 690 feet and banked 35 degrees to the right, then... »

Connecticut Travel Nightmare

Monday, October 31, 2011
By George Hatcher
Connecticut Travel Nightmare

Six Jet Blue flights (and seventeen other flights) diverted to Bradley International Airport. Three of Jet Blue’s flights got stuck there for hours but at least some of them managed to wait IN the airport. To top off the handicap of area power outages, Jet Blue ran out of bottled water and snacks. The... »

May 2011 Saab Crash in Argentina

Monday, June 27, 2011
By George Hatcher
May 2011 Saab Crash in Argentina

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alberto U. What: Sol Linaeas Aereas Saab 340A Where: 20 km (12.5 mls) N of Prahuaniyeu, RN Argentina When: May 18, 2011 Who: 3 crew, 19 passengers Why: After the last radio contact at 20:50, the aircraft crashed near Los Menucos en-route Neuquen to... »

Smokey Continental Airlines Flight Lands at Newark

Thursday, January 27, 2011
By George Hatcher
Smokey Continental Airlines Flight Lands at Newark

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Heber Alejandro Doblado Perez What: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Newark to Boston Where: Newark Liberty Airport When: Jan 26, 2011 Why: On take-off, the plane filled with smoke. The pilot announced that the smoke was due to de-icing procedures, and made... »

Logan Emergency Landing

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By George Hatcher
Logan Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Michael Carter What: Continental/ ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Manchester NH to Newark NJ Where: Logan When: Jan 18, 2010 Who: 44 passengers and 3 crew Why: After taking off 6 hours late after ground stops due to the weather, after five minutes... »

Skyquest Diverts to Regina

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Skywest/United Airlines Bombardier Regional Jet en route from Saskatoon to Denver Where: Regina International Airport When: DECEMBER 22, 2010 Why: While en route over Saskatchewan, the crew noticed fumes in the cockpit. The crew deployed oxygen masks, and then made a safe landing after diverting to Regina where passengers disembarked. The plane was... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Iran Plane Crash: Passenger plane goes down in southern Iran
    Bad weather and tough terrain are hampering search efforts for an Iranian airliner that crashed on Sunday. The Aseman Airlines flight was flying from Tehran ...
  • Iranian Rescue Teams Reach the Site of the Plane Crash That Likely Killed All 65 People on Board
    (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, ...
  • Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash
    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. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said ...
  • Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has ordered an investigation into a plane crash that killed 66 people. The Aseman Airlines jet disappeared from radar 50 minu...
  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
    Poor conditions are hindering crews searching for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane, which went down near the town of Semirom shortly after taking o...
  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
    Poor conditions are hindering crews searching for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane, which went down shortly after taking off from Tehran. All on board are feared dead. Joel Labi reports.
  • Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
    Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all those on board are feared to have been killed. Heavy wind ...
  • All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on ...
  • 65 People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran
    State media reports an Aseman Airlines passenger plane crashed Sunday about an hour after takeoff and that all 65 people on board might be dead.
  • No survivors after Wyoming plane crash
    EVANSTON, Wyo. - The Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB are investigating after a small plane crashed near Evanston at 3:07pm on Sunday. There's no word as to how many people were on board at the time, but officials said there are no survivors. According to the Uinta County Wyoming ...

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  • (7 of 10) A drone was sent over the mountain range to look for wreckage plus there were crews trying to reach the crash site on foot.
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