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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dhaka

Sunday, March 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dhaka

Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG 0085 had to make an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 28. The Airbus 310 was coming from Singapore when the pilot reported a fire warning from one of its engines and requested an emergency landing. The plane landed safely and none of the... »

Air Arabia Flight Diverts to Mumbai, on Suspicion of Smoke in Cockpit System

Monday, March 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

An Air Arabia Airbus A320 flight, on its way from Sharjah to Kozhikode, was diverted to land in Mumbai on March 17, 2014, after the pilot suspected smoke in the aircraft’s cockpit. The flight safely landed at Mumbai Airport, at 2:45 am. All 171 passengers and six crew members exited safely. The thorough inspection of plane revealed that it... »

Arkia Flight makes Emergency Landing

Monday, January 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 13, 2013, an Arkia Airlines ATR developed an engine problem forcing the pilot to shut down the affected engine and divert from Sde Dov to Ben-Gurion airport. The flight landed with emergency services on standby. None of the 67 aboard had any injuries. There was no fire found in the turboprop engine,... »

Reports of Crash Are Greatly Exaggerated

Friday, July 20, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Cessna Where: La Bufadora, Baja California, Mexico When: July 17, 2012 Who: 2 aboard Why: Rumors that a search is being coordinated for a Cessna that disappeared into the sea are false. The plane that had been flying low over the ocean while filming made a safe landing at Ensenada airport. Witnesses thought... »

Air India Boeing Makes Unscheduled Bucharest Stop

Sunday, May 13, 2012
By George Hatcher
Air India Boeing Makes Unscheduled Bucharest Stop

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer JangSu Lee – What: Air India Boeing 777 en route from Frankfurt to Chicago Where: Bucharest When: May 12, 2012 10:25 Who: 303 passengers and 17 crew Why: The flight was en route over Romania when a door warning went off, alerting the pilot... »

No Terrorist but Chautauqua Pilot Kidnapped by Lav Door

Saturday, November 19, 2011
By George Hatcher
No Terrorist but Chautauqua Pilot Kidnapped by Lav Door

What: Chautauqua Embraer ERJ-145/Delta Airlines en route from Asheville,NC to New York Where: La Guardia airport, New York When: Nov 16th 2011 Why: By now, everyone has probably heard about this: A captain who was locked in the airplane’s bathroom gave a passenger a security code to inform the co-pilot. But when the co-pilot... »

Air India: False alarm?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Air India Airbus en route from Delhi to Jammu Where: Delhi When: August 3, 2011 Who: 122 passengers Why: After takeoff, the pilots noticed an emergency alert, and returned to Delhi where they made a safe landing. The plane was inspected, and the flight continued. In George’s Point of View This alert may... »

Fed Ex Dubai-Paris Flight Lands in Mumbai

Sunday, January 9, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Fed Ex en route from Dubai to Paris Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India When: Jan 7 2011 12:55 Who: crew Why: While en route on a routine cargo flight, the plane’s fire alarm went off. The crew made an emergency landing at Chhatrapati but no fire was found. Emergency status was... »

Qantas Airbus False Alarm

Monday, January 3, 2011
By George Hatcher
Qantas Airbus False Alarm

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mark H What: Qantas Airbus A330-200 en route from Sydney to Jakarta Where: Sydney When: Jan 1st 2011 Why: On takeoff, the cabin pressurization set off an indicator. The crew returned to Sydney where they made a safe landing after being in the air... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Authorities ID man who died in plane crash near Carson City
    Authorities have identified the person who died Monday in a plane crash in northern Douglas County. Stephen Filice, 64, of Minden, was confirmed dead in the crash of the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. More: 2 arrested after ...
  • President Halimah offers condolences to Iran over plane crash
    President Halimah Yacob has written to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to convey her condolences following the plane crash in central Iran. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 was carrying 66 people when it disappeared from the radar as it flew over the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 ...
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  • Authorities ID victim in plane crash
    The wheel of a small plane is visible above the sage brush as rescuers work at the scene on Monday. A 64-year-old Minden man was identified as the victim in a plane crash that occurred near Indian Hills on Monday. Stephen Filice was killed after the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca he was flying ...
  • A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    FILE —Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport ... more. Photo: Matty Zimmerman/AP. Image 2 of 11. FILE — American figure skater ...
  • A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    FILE —Members of the U. S. Figure Skating Team pose before boarding Belgian Sabena airline plane at Idle Wild airport, Feb. 14, 1961, New York. The plane crashed Feb. 15 near the Brussels, Belgium Airport ... more. Photo: Matty Zimmerman/AP. Image 2 of 13. FILE — American figure skater ...
  • Pilot's widow thanks aviation community on anniversary of fiery Essendon DFO plane crash
    The wife of a pilot killed in last year's Essendon plane crash has thanked the aviation community for its support on the anniversary of her husband's death, as an expert calls for a review of commercial development at airports. Four American tourists and pilot Max Quartermain died when the Beechcraft ...
  • Minden man killed in plane crash south of Carson City
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A 64-year-old northern Nevada man has been killed in a small plane crash south of Carson City. The Douglas County sheriff's office identified the victim of Monday's crash as Stephen Filice of Minden. The sheriff's office said Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration is ...
  • Unapologetic Farting Man on Plane Causes Emergency Landing
    A fight broke out after a man on a flight to Amsterdam wouldn't stop passing gas.
  • Iranian authorities begin to recover bodies from plane crash
    The Aseman Airlines flight disappeared from radar as it flew over the Zagros mountain range on Sunday morning. Source: AP / Morteza Salehi / Tasnim News Agency. The incident has reawakened concerns over aviation safety in Iran, which has been exacerbated by international sanctions over the ...

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