Falling Parts

CHC Helikopter Crashes In Norway en Route from Gullfaks B Oil rig

Friday, April 29, 2016
By George Hatcher

Friday night 13 people died in a helicopter crash in a Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma crash in Norway,in Turøy west of Sotra. The helicopter was flying out of Gullfaks B Oil rig to the Bergen – Flesland airport whenthe rotor separated from the helicopter. Helicopters, boats and firetrucks responded to the scene, and though... »

Falling Parts in Bogota

Thursday, May 7, 2015
By George Hatcher
Falling Parts in Bogota

Ownership History of HK-4262 A Lineas Aereas Suramericanas LAS cargo flight (Bogota-Quito route) developed an engine issue en route and returned to El Dorado airport. Engine issue? I’d say so. Parts fell off in a residential area in Fontibon, San Jose, Bogotá Colombia. Two people (one struck, one burned) and ten homes were affected.... »

Emergency Slide Unit Fell Off Midair; Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Saturday, November 1, 2014
By George Hatcher
Emergency Slide Unit Fell Off Midair; Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Thomas Cook flight TCX1638 had to return and make an emergency landing at Gatwick airport in West Sussex, UK, on October 31. The Boeing 757-3CQ departed from the airport at around 9 a.m. and was heading to Hurghada, Egypt, when its emergency slide unit fell off. The pilot was then instructed to turn back... »

Finland: Skydivers Lose lives in Glider School Crash

Sunday, April 20, 2014
By George Hatcher
Finland: Skydivers Lose lives in Glider School Crash

Pirkanmaalta students at the Jämijärvi glider school in Satakunta lost their lives when the plane they were about to sky dive in crashed. The plane may have suffered engine problems. One witness may have seen a wing detach but this has not been confirmed. The debris field is a large area, and the badly... »

Plane Crash in South Africa Claims Three Lives

Sunday, March 16, 2014
By George Hatcher

A kit plane that crashed when its wings fell off, impacted near a landing strip in KwaZulu Natal province near Campertown South Africa, and resulted in three fatalities. A resident near the impact zone saw the plane crash sans wings. According to media reports, the plane, which crashed on Saturday, March 15, 2014, burned... »

The Mystery of Why?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By George Hatcher

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. I’ve said this too many times to count. Here’s a question: The event below was a maintenance ferry flight. Every time I hear about a post maintenance ferry flight that crashed, I wonder how that maintenance was performed, and what they forgot to do. Maybe they performed maintenance perfectly—I don’t know.... »

Propeller Flies off Fokker F27 in Paris

Saturday, October 26, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Europe Airpost Fokker F27 owned by Miniliner made an emergency landing at Charles-de-Gaulle airport after a left propeller flew off on takeoff. ?? The propeller chopped a hole in the fuselage and flew off to parts unknown. Officials are hoping to recover the lost propellor blade. Gendarmerie Transports Aériens are providing a recovery... »

Vietnam AIrlines lost Wheel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Vietnam AIrlines lost Wheel

A Vietnam Airlines ATR-72 with 45 aboard en route from Cat Bi to Da Nang developed problems landing in Da Nang. On landing, one of the plane’s two landing gear wheels was missing. No one aboard was injured. The passengers had already left the airport by the time techs discovered the front shaft of... »

Engine Falls Off of Plane

Thursday, September 12, 2013
By George Hatcher
Engine Falls Off of Plane

Here’s something we don’t hear too often: A plane’s propeller blade broke off, vibrated and the plane’s engine broke and fell off during flight. People survived this, so we can presume the flight didn’t get too high. On Sept 10, 2013, a Vintage Wings of Canada Boeing PT-27 Stearman took off and crashed with... »

EasyJet Falling Pieces

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
EasyJet Falling Pieces

On August 12, an easyJet Airbus A320-214 en route from Milan-Malpensa Airport to Lisbon took off okay, but pieces of the plane were falling. The control tower spotted the debris on the runway. After losing parts of the engine cowling, pilots made a safe, if dramatic landing back at the Milan-Malpensa. None of the... »

RSS Plane Crash News


  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
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  • Relatives of MH17 plane crash victims launch court battle against Russia in ECHR — TV https://t.co/bt3nOxdKzt
    about 1 hour ago
  • Search resumes for plane that disappeared over Lake Michigan nearly 70 years ago https://t.co/uPrQQMUxCU
    about 1 hour ago
  • No emergency braking to blame for fatal Uber crash; https://t.co/FcGqOL1KHO
    about 5 hours ago
  • Two Escape Serious Injury After Helicopter Crashes At Olympia Airport https://t.co/lyiBCwp3r3
    about 6 hours ago
  • Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Window Cracks In-Flight https://t.co/e5WxhTDitc
    about 7 hours ago