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Atlas Air Plane Returns to Miami International Airport

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher

Atlas Air cargo flight 5Y-33 had to return and make an emergency landing at Miami International Airport, Florida, on February 17. The Boeing 747-800 plane took off for Buenos Aires, Argentina, but had to return shortly afterwards after tire debris was found on the departure runway. The perimeter road around the airport was closed... »

EasyJet Falling Pieces

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
EasyJet Falling Pieces

On August 12, an easyJet Airbus A320-214 en route from Milan-Malpensa Airport to Lisbon took off okay, but pieces of the plane were falling. The control tower spotted the debris on the runway. After losing parts of the engine cowling, pilots made a safe, if dramatic landing back at the Milan-Malpensa. None of the... »

Caribbean Airlines Makes Emergency Landing at Piarco International Airport

Saturday, October 27, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Caribbean Airlines ATR 72 en route from Trinidad/Tobago to Caracas Where: Piarco International Airport Trinidad and Tobago When: October 25, 2012 Who: Four crew, 48 passengers Why: On takeoff, a panel on the plane became detached. One source identified the detached part as an engine panel. Another source called it an “exterior panel.”... »

Flat Tire at Patna

Friday, October 29, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Air India Airbus A320-200 en route from Delhi to Patna Where: Patna When: Oct 26 2010 Why: A runway inspection indicated a runway inspection at Delhi indicated debris on the runway, and that on takeoff, several runway edge lights had been destroyed, presumably from the takeoff of the Air India Airbus A320-200. The... »

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  • #Aviationsafety 2 people taking pictures on a runway were fatally struck by the wing of a landing plane. Chinipas Mexico.
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety 6 die in Zimbabwe crash. Britten-Norman crashes into mountains.Minister of Transports brother dies.… https://t.co/KLHsdXpSkZ
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 diverts to Kahului over smoke in cabin. Passengers rebooked on another plane.
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Birdstrike. LATAM Chile Airbus A321-200 encountered flock at Cordoba. Flight 18 minutes in the air. Safe landing.
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Fedex MD-10 Memphis-Montreal could not retract gear after takeoff. Returned to Memphis to make safe landing.
    about 20 hours ago