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Frontier Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indianapolis

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Frontier Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indianapolis

Frontier Airlines flight F9-1334 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Indianapolis, Indiana, on December 4th. The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Chicago, Illinois, to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted due to issues with the fuel system. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 205 passengers and 7 crew members aboard at... »

ExpressJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Fuel Imbalance

Thursday, September 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
ExpressJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Fuel Imbalance

ExpressJet flight EV-3945 made an emergency landing in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on September 5th. The plane heading from Newark, New Jersey, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was diverted after the crew reported a fuel imbalance. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Ultralight Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Florida

Saturday, August 1, 2015
By George Hatcher

An Ultralight plane made an emergency landing in a field near 1991 West Plymouth Avenue, Florida, on the morning of July 29. The single-engine plane, with 2 people aboard, had to land in emergency after it lost fuel pressure. The pilot, identified as Patrick O’Brien, and his passenger remained unhurt. The aircraft sustained minor... »

Executive Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon

Monday, February 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Executive Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon

An executive jet, registered to New York-based Constellation Leasing, had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on February 1. The Dassault Falcon 900EX jet was en-route to an airport in the United Kingdom when the crew reported issues with its fuel system and declared an emergency. Emergency services personnel were ready... »

Robinson Retrofit

Sunday, February 9, 2014
By George Hatcher

Owners of Robinson R44 choppers are recommended to replace their fuel tanks after crash investigations realized fatal accidents could have been avoided. Survivable accidents were made unsurvivable after a post-crash fires resulted from “an impact-related breach in the fuel tanks.” Robinson issued a service bulletin in December 2010 calling for the retrofit of the... »

Fuel gauge Issues Lead to Albany Emergency Diversion

Thursday, January 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Fuel gauge Issues Lead to Albany Emergency Diversion

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Bruce Leibowitz What: Delta/Pinnacle Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 en route from Detroit to Portland Where: Albany When: Jan 18th 2012 Who: 51 passengers and 3 crew Why: While en route, the plane developed problems with the fuel gauge. Pilots diverted to Albany where they made... »

Dirty Fuel Contaminated Cathay Airbus

Friday, August 13, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Cathay Pacific Airbus SAS A330 Where: Hong Kong When: April 13 Who: 57 injured Why: On approach to Hong Kong International Airport on April 13 2010, one Rolls Royce engine stalled and the other was left with only 70 percent power. The flight landed, popping 6 tires. The investigation uncovered that the last... »

Beckham Flight Returns to London

Monday, August 9, 2010
By George Hatcher
Beckham Flight Returns to London

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alasdair Mulhern What: British Airways Boeing 747-400 en route from London to Los Angeles Where: over Scotland When: Aug 7th 2010 Why: While en route, the British Airways plane developed a problem with the fuel system, dumped the fuel while at sea and returned... »

Jet Blue Cautionary Landing in Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, April 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
Jet Blue Cautionary Landing in Fort Lauderdale

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Frank Robitaille What: Jetblue Embraer ERJ-190 en route from Fort Lauderdale to Boston,MA Where: Fort Lauderdale on Apr 22nd 2010 When: Apr 22nd 2010 Who: 94 passengers and 4 crew Why: After takeoff, fumes were detected on board. The flight returned to Fort Lauderdale... »

Thai Airways Airbus Emergency Landing in Kolkata

Friday, March 26, 2010
By George Hatcher
Thai Airways Airbus Emergency Landing in Kolkata

Pictured: A Thai Airways International Airbus A330-321 over Bangkok Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Amorn PonJaroen What: Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 TG-318 en route from Mumbai to Bangkok Where: NSC Bose International Airport Kolkata When: Mar 25 2010 Who: 238 passengers and 11 crew Why: When the pilot detected... »

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