Smoke From APU Prompts Evacuation of Bhutan Airlines Plane at Kolkata Airport

Sunday, September 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Smoke From APU Prompts Evacuation of Bhutan Airlines Plane at Kolkata Airport

Bhutan Airlines flight B3-700 was evacuated at Kolkata Airport in West Bengal, India, on September 9th. The Airbus A319-100 plane was preparing to depart for Bangkok, Thailand, when smoke was noticed emanating from the APU. The crew initiated an emergency evacuation. About twenty people were injured and were treated at the airport. Download article... »

Fire in Cockpit Cancels Flight

Friday, July 29, 2011
By George Hatcher
Fire in Cockpit Cancels Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Jason Wood What: Egyptair Boeing 777-200 en route from Cairo Egypt to Jeddah Saudi Arabia Where: Cairo When: July 29 2011 Who: 291 passengers, 7 hospitalized Why: After passengers boarded but before takeoff, the cockpit experienced a fire. Smoke leaked into the cabin, but... »

Emergency Landing: Safety for Tripoli Evacuation

Monday, March 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing: Safety for Tripoli Evacuation

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Vivek Manvi What: Air India Airbus A330-200 en route from Tripoli to Delhi Where: Malta When: Mar 6th 2011 Why: After taking off from Tripoli, the landing gear failed to retract. The pilot diverted to Malta and made a safe landing. So far, of... »

Urgent Evacuation From Politically Unstable Area

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

DUBAI, UAE, February 7, 2011 — In the past few weeks the world watched with pride and shock as the citizens of Middle Eastern Egypt stood up in unison to the almost thirty years of dictatorship from the existing government. This political unrest caused a panic among expats in the country and official consulates... »

Chaos on Aero Contractors in Lagos

Monday, October 25, 2010
By George Hatcher
Chaos on Aero Contractors in Lagos

Not the 500. Pictured: Boeing 737-322 exAero Contractors Nigeria lease Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer JayDeeKay What: Aero Contractors Boeing 737-500 en route from Port Harcourt to Lagos Where: Nigeria When: Oct 24 2010 Who: 84 passengers, 15 injuries Why: Passengers were complaining of pressure problems resulting in ear... »

Aero Emergency Pandemonium Causes Evacuation Injuries

Sunday, October 24, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Aero B737-500 en route from Yenagoa to Abuja Where: Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos, Nigeria When: Oct 24 2010 Who: 84 passengers Why: On approach to lagos, the plane made a reportedly “terrifying” noise and began emitting smoke in the cabin. The pilot managed the landing and directed the crew to assist with evacuations.... »

UA Boeing Evacuated During Fire

Thursday, August 5, 2010
By George Hatcher
UA Boeing Evacuated During Fire

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Manuel Wenger What: United Airlines Boeing 767 en route from London to Chicago Where: Chicago When: August 4, 2010 Who: 178 passengers and 12 crew, 7 injuries Why: On landing in Chicago, the left main gear caught on fire. As the plane waited on... »

Airbus Evacuation in Ft. Lauderdale

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
By George Hatcher
Airbus Evacuation in Ft. Lauderdale


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