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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,... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • 2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash
    KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, reports the plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and ...
  • Probable victims of plane crash near Utah border identified
    According to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office, in Wyoming, the plan is registered to William Patterson, with an Evanston, Wyoming address. The office said it is believed Michelle Patterson and William Patterson are the two people who were killed in the crash with no survivors. The county coroner, the ...
  • Iran Plane Crash
    The search for the Aseman Airlines plane that crashed in bad weather in Iran on Sunday continues, after earlier unconfirmed reports the aircraft had been fou...
  • Search for Iranian plane crash site halted
    Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared on Sunday morning in the Zagros mountains with 66 people on board. Updated Updated 1 hour ago. Iranian rescue teams were forced to suspend their hunt for a missing passenger plane for a second night on Monday as severe weather and hazardous ...
  • Cause of plane crash revealed
    National Transportation Safety Board investigators have made a preliminary report explaining what they believe caused a fatal plane crash near Oldenburg in December that killed pilot Dr. Louis Cantilena, 63, Potomac, Maryland; his daughter Dr. Amy Cantilena, 31, Potomac, Maryland; family friend Dr.
  • Iranian rescue teams search for plane wreckage
    Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV has reported.
  • Commercial Plane Crashes in Southern Iran, Killing 66 People
    Meteorologist Orelon Sidney explains how bad weather could have been the cause for a deadly plane crash in Iran. At a Glance. An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in southern Iran. All 65 people on board were killed in the crash. Foggy conditions were blamed for the crash into Mount ...
  • Iran plane crash: Officials say plane crash has been found
    Iran plane crash: Officials say plane crash has been found.
  • Rescue Team Finds Wreckage From Iranian Plane Crash
    A rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains, Iran, searching for wreckage of a plane. February 19, 2018.Ali Khodaei/Tasnim News Agency via AP. Trump's catch-22 with Iran and the Palestinians could blow up at Israel · Putin's Syrian dilemma: Back Israel or Iran? Not just a gimmick: Netanyahu's ...
  • 66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains
    Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 left Tehran around 0800 (local time) for the city of Yasuj, some 500km to the south, the airlines public relations chief Mohammad Tabatabai told state broadcaster IRIB.

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