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Small Plane Crash-Lands at Pensacola International Airport

Monday, January 30, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crash-landed at Pensacola International Airport in Florida, on January 29th. Authorities said the Cessna 177 plane sustained significant damage after it landed without its gear deployed. There were two people aboard at the time; none of them was injured. The cause of incident is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

AirBaltic Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Latvia

Friday, December 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
AirBaltic Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Latvia

AirBaltic flight BT-136 had to make an emergency landing in Riga, Latvia, on December 28th. The plane was flying from Copenhagen, Denmark, when the crew reported a gear indication and performed a go-around to work checklists. The plane subsequently continued for a safely landing. All 64 passengers and 4 crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

Aegean Airlines Flight Returns to Athens due to Gear Problem

Monday, October 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
Aegean Airlines Flight Returns to Athens due to Gear Problem

Aegean Airlines flight A3-610 had to return and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on October 2nd. The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported issues with the gear. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. The airline... »

Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Friday, September 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Alitalia flight AZ-63 made an emergency landing at Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy, on September 29th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Madrid, Spain, was on approach to Rome Fiumicino Airport when the crew received an unsafe gear indication and declared an emergency. The plane landed uneventfully. All 151 passengers and 6 crew members remained... »

Westjet Encore Plane Diverts to Canada after Gear Doors Could not Shut

Friday, July 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
Westjet Encore Plane Diverts to Canada after Gear Doors Could not Shut

A Westjet Encore flight WS-3119 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada, on July 26th. The de Havilland Dash 8-400 flying from Kelowna, to Vancouver, Canada, had to divert when after its gear doors could not shut. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download... »

Icelandair Plane Returns to Iceland due to Gear Issue

Monday, May 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Icelandair Plane Returns to Iceland due to Gear Issue

Icelandair flight FI-631 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, Iceland, on May 21st. The Boeing 767-300, en-route to Boston, Massachusetts, was climbing out of Keflavik’s runway when the crew detected retraction issue with the gear, prompting the plane to return. The plane landed safely. All people... »

Croatia Airlines Plane Returns and Makes Emergency Landing in Germany

Sunday, April 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

Croatia Airlines flight OU-417 had to return and make an emergency landing at Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on March 31st. The Airbus A320-200, en-route to Zagreb, Croatia, had just departed Frankfurt’s runway when the crew reported hydraulic problems, resulting in landing gear retraction issue, prompting the plane to return. The plane landed... »

Aer Lingus Plane Returns to JFK due to Hydraulic Failure

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Aer Lingus Plane Returns to JFK due to Hydraulic Failure

Aer Lingus flight 110 had to return and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on September 28. The Boeing 757 that took off for Shannon airport, Ireland, was diverted after the pilot reported landing gear door problems, hydraulic failure, and no flaps. Fire was sparked in the left... »

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... »

Russian Sukhoi Superjet Makes Emergency Moscow Airport Landing

Friday, March 8, 2013
By George Hatcher
Russian Sukhoi Superjet Makes Emergency Moscow Airport Landing

On March 7, 2013, an Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet registration #RA-89009 was en route from Moskow to Nizhny Novgorod when the landing gear failed. The gear doors failed to close. Pilots returned to Moscow, and maintained a holding pattern till they landed at 16:52. Pilots made a safe landing at Sheremetyevo Airport. No injuries to... »

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