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British Airways Plane Returns to London’s Heathrow Airport

Sunday, February 21, 2016
By George Hatcher

British Airways flight BA-33 had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport in London, United Kingdom, on February 18th. The Boeing 787-900 took off for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but had to turn back just 20 minutes later, due to an issue with one of the door seals and difficulty in maintaining cabin pressure.... »

Air Transat Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Montreal

Monday, October 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Air Transat Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Montreal

An Air Transat flight had to make an emergency landing in Montreal, Canada, on October 22. The plane was en-route from Toronto, Canada to London, U.K. when its back door unsealed mid-air. According to a passenger Rachel Weissfeld, “The change in altitude…it was so fast that there were people who were in a lot... »

Door Ripped from SAS Airbus

Saturday, January 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Door Ripped from SAS Airbus

On Jan 25, 2013, a Scandinavian Airlines SAS Airbus A320-232 with 150 aboard was at Gardermoen airport Norway loaded with passengers to Copenhagen when the SAS plane rolled backwards while it still was parked at gate 44. The door to the plane was ripped from its hinges. Both the street and the plane were... »

Russia: Leaky Flight Turns Back

Monday, September 26, 2011
By George Hatcher

I would have to say that this Nordavia (Russia to Turkey) flight had good reason to turn back. I’d be just as alarmed as the flight crew was. From the sound of it, the passengers were lucky if nothing else fell off this plane. I would say that this is one Boeing which was,... »

Ajar Door Disrupts Continental Flight

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Ajar Door Disrupts Continental Flight

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Andrew Compolo What: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Port of Spain ,Trinidad/Tobago to Houston,TX Where: Port of Spain When: Aug 16 2011 Who: 155 passengers and 6 crew Why: After takeoff, the crew noted an indication that a door was open. The... »

Boeing Emergency Landing in Sochi, Russia

Monday, April 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Donavia Boeing-737-500 passenger airliner flying from Rostov to Tel Aviv Where: Sochi, Russia Who: 99 passengers * also reported as 103 Why: The flight made a scheduled stop at Sochi, but after takeoff had undesignated problems in the air, and had to return to make an emergency landing. A replacement plane arrived to... »

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