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Delta Flap: Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv

Monday, July 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Delta Flap: Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747 en route from Tel Aviv to New York with 370 passengers and 17 crew could not retract the flaps on takeoff. The plane went into a holding pattern, dumped fuel and returned to land in Tel Aviv at 2:00 a.m. after circling for two hours. Download article as PDF »

Thomson Airways Boeing Diverts to Heathrow

Sunday, July 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Thomson Airways Boeing 787-800 en route from Manchester to Orlando on July 12 was enroute when technical problems–an electronic issue– developed. Pilots diverted back to Manchester, circling Wales where they dumped fuel prior to securing a safe landing with emergency services on standby. Passengers were provided an alternative flight. A dedicated team of... »

JAL Business Class Fire over Tokyo

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
JAL Business Class Fire over Tokyo

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Wayne Campbell What: A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200 en route from Tokyo to Sydney Where: Tokyo When: Jan 14th 2012 Who: 260 aboard Why: About twenty minutes after takeoff, a passenger’s armrest caught on fire in business class. After the fire was put... »

Delta Galley Fire

Monday, December 13, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Delta Airlines Boeing 747-400 en route from New York to Tel Aviv Where: New York When: Dec 11th 2010 Who: 399 aboard Why: After takeoff from JFK, the crew reported a fire in galley 2. While burning off fuel to land, the fire went out; but additional problems with fuel pumps were reported.... »

Qantas Smoking Flight Display Shortens Flight

Monday, November 15, 2010
By George Hatcher
Qantas Smoking Flight Display Shortens Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mark H What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Sydney Australia to Buenos Aires, Argentina Where: Sydney When: Nov 15th 2010 Who: 199 passengers, 21 crew Why: While en route, the plane developed smoke in the cockpit, according to Qantas, originating in the cockpit... »

Lebanon: Bird Strike

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
Lebanon: Bird Strike

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Thomas Posch What: UM Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines Douglas DC-9-50 en route from Beirut (Lebanon) to Kiev Where: Beirut When: Sep 21 2010 Who: 91 passengers Why: After takeoff, an engine ingested a bird, resulting in engine problems. There were reports of an engine surge,... »

Continental: Hydraulic Leak over Newark Cancels Japan Flight

Sunday, May 9, 2010
By George Hatcher
Continental: Hydraulic Leak over Newark Cancels Japan Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mark Kwiatkowski What: Continental Airlines Boeing 777-200 en route from Newark,NJ to Tokyo Japan Where: Newark When: May 9th 2010 Who: 275 passengers and 16 crew Why: After take-off, exterior observers saw the gear out and observed a leak which was determined to be... »

Qantas Lands in Sydney after Engine Shut Down

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
By George Hatcher
Qantas Lands in Sydney after Engine Shut Down

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer KianHong What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route Sydney to Singapore Where: Sydney When: Mar 30th 2010 Who: 414 aboard Why: While en route, a right engine experienced an engine surge. That engine had to be shut down. The crew had to dump fuel and... »

Another Aviation Emergency from ETHIOPIAN Airlines

Thursday, January 28, 2010
By George Hatcher
Another Aviation Emergency from ETHIOPIAN Airlines

Pictured: An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-86R Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt What: ETHIOPIAN Airlines Boeing 757-200 en route from Bamako Mali to Addis Ababa Where: Ndjamena Chad When: Jan 29, 2010 Who: 150 passengers Why: After circling N’Djamena for an hour and dumping fuel, the plane... »

Sao Paulo: Swiss International Airlines Airbus Cracks Windshield

Monday, January 18, 2010
By George Hatcher
Sao Paulo:  Swiss International Airlines Airbus Cracks Windshield

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Stefan Sonnenberg What: Swiss International Airlines Airbus A340-300 en route from Sao Paulo Brazil to Zurich Switzerland Where: Sao Paulo When: Jan 17th 2010 Who: not available Why: On takeoff, the flight crew reported they had a cracked windshield. They entered a holding pattern,... »

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  • China Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Japan https://t.co/V4YUEqoe3K
    about 22 hours ago
  • Bluebird Airways Plane Diverts to Sofia due to Disruptive Passenger https://t.co/FaNLAG0D2m
    about 22 hours ago
  • Flybe Flight Returns to Birmingham due to Landing Gear Problem https://t.co/PV2cGWdPIt
    about 22 hours ago
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    about 22 hours ago
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