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Ethiopian Airlines Plane Diverts to Ireland due to Engine Shut Down

Saturday, October 24, 2015
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Plane Diverts to Ireland due to Engine Shut Down

Ethiopian Airlines flight ETH-500 had to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on the morning of October 23. The Boeing 787-800 flying from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Washington DC, had to divert due to an engine problem. The crew decided to shut down an engine mid-air. The plane landed safely after dumping... »

Delta Airlines Plane Returns to Amsterdam after Engine Shut Down

Friday, September 25, 2015
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Plane Returns to Amsterdam after Engine Shut Down

Delta Airline flight DL-73 had to return to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, on September 22. The Boeing 747-400, en-route to Atlanta, Georgia, had to make an emergency landing when the crew had to shut an engine down due to low oil pressure. The plane returned safely after dumping fuel. No injuries were reported. Download... »

Atlas Dreamliner Emergency Landing at Paine Field

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Atlas Dreamliner Emergency Landing at Paine Field

photographer Bill Shemley The Atlas Air Boeing 747 en route from Everett to Japan had taken off when the hydraulics failed. When the nose gear doors failed, pilots did a fly by and returned to the airport. The 747 is retrofitted to carry Dreamliner parts, and dubbed a “dreamlifter.” The flight departed from Paine... »

Boeing Diverts to Shannon

Saturday, February 9, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 8 2013, a United Boeing 777 was en route from London to Los Angeles when pilots reported that there was smoke the cockpit. Pilots dumped fuel and diverted to Shannon airport in Ireland. None of the 182 passengers or ten crew was injured. They landed with emergency services on standby. I wasn’t... »

Fed Ex Plane Lands with Tire Missing

Sunday, September 30, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: FedEx ATR-42-300 en route from Minneapolis/St Paul to Duluth Where: Duluth When: Sept 29, 2012 Who: crew Why: A Fed Ex flight landed safely at Duluth International Airport on one tire. The flight circled the airport for an hour before making a safe landing minus a tire. The tire went missing somewhere en... »

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