UA Diverts to New Orleans

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: United Airlines 787 Dreamliner en route from Houston to Newark Where: New Orleans When: December 4, 2012 Who: 184 aboard Why: The Houston to Newark UA Dreamliner flight was over the Mississippi River, forty minutes after takeoff when it had to divert and make an emergency landing in New Orleans. The plane received... »

United Visual Landing Without Instruments, Boston

Saturday, April 28, 2012
By George Hatcher
United Visual Landing Without Instruments, Boston

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Jason Whitebird What: United Airlines Airbus A320-200 en route from Chicago to Boston Where: Logan International When: Oct 23, 2012 Who: 144 passengers, 5 crew Why: The pilot was on approach to Logan when he noticed a problem with his instruments. The pilot informed... »

Emergency Landing in Multan

Thursday, April 26, 2012
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing in Multan

What: Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 737 en route from Islamabad to Multan Where: Multan When: April 25, 2012 Who: 45 passengers Why: On descent to Multan, the plane indicated an error. On a visual confirmation on flyby, ATC indicated that the wheels were down, but this disagreed with the cockpit alert. The pilot circled... »

Error Cancels UTAir Flight

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
Error Cancels  UTAir Flight

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Nikiforov Konstantin What: UTAir Boeing 757-200 en route from Krasnodar to Hurghada Where: Krasnodar When: Mar 6th 2012 Who: 235 aboard Why: The pilots aboard the UTAir Boeing 757-200 were about to take off when they received an error message and aborted the takeoff.... »

Washington National: Act II

Thursday, March 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Washington National: Act II

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Jean-Claude Simard What: United Airlines Airbus A320-200 en route from Chicago O’Hare,IL to Washington National Where: Washington DC When: Mar 22nd 2011 Who: 68 people aboard Why: The United crew was informed that the airport was “uncontrolled” via the advisory frequency. The plane made... »

Washington National: Act I

Thursday, March 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Washington National: Act I

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Rudy Chiarello What: American Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Miami,FL to Washington National,DC Where: Washington When: Mar 22nd 2011 Who: 97 people on board Why: On approach to Washington National, the crew found themselves without feedback from ATC. They declared the airport uncontrolled.... »

Singapore Airlines Tragedy at Taiwan

Tuesday, October 31, 2000
By George Hatcher
Singapore Airlines Tragedy at Taiwan

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Johan Knijn What: Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Where: Taiwan When: October 31, 2000, Who: 179 people aboard, 83 fatalities, 44 injuries Why: On October 31, 2000, approximately 2317 Taiwan time (1517 UTC), Singapore Airlines Flight SQ006 Boeing 747-400 airplane entered the incorrect runway at... »

Egypt Air Crashes Into Atlantic Ocean

Sunday, October 31, 1999
By George Hatcher
Egypt Air Crashes Into Atlantic Ocean

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Frank C. Duarte Jr. What: EgyptAir Boeing 767-366ER en route from New York to Cairo Where: Atlantic Ocean When: October 31, 1999 Who: 4 flight crewmembers, 10 flight attendants, and 203 passengers Why: On October 31, 1999, the EgyptAir Boeing 767-366ER crashed into the... »

Tam Crash on Take-off Pilot Error

Thursday, October 31, 1996
By George Hatcher
Tam Crash on Take-off Pilot Error

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Normando Carvalho Jr. What: Tam Fokker 100 en route from Sao Paulo to Rio Where: residential area 1 mile from Sao Paulo When: October 31 1996 Who: 89 passengers,6 crew and 2 on the ground died. Why: Summary: On October 31 1996, about 0545... »

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