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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... »

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  • Flybe Plane makes Safe Landing in England due to Engine Shut Down https://t.co/zIFCqz9Khu
    about 34 mins ago
  • TAROM Plane makes Emergency Landing in Romania due to Loss of Cabin Pressure https://t.co/o76nkPCZJ8
    about 41 mins ago
  • Iran Air Plane Returns to Iran due to Unusual Odor https://t.co/xI8uuyvSy2
    about 48 mins ago
  • Iberia Express Plane Diverts to England due to Smoke in Cockpit https://t.co/tvBnnDaX2M
    about 55 mins ago
  • Asiana Airlines Plane Diverts to Germany due to Open Gear Door https://t.co/q3JRUOZNLr
    about 1 hour ago