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S7 Airline Fender Bender cancels flight

Sunday, July 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
S7 Airline Fender Bender cancels flight

An S7 Airlines Boeing 737 that was scheduled to fly from Moscow to Ekaterinburg, Russia, was on the ground packed with passengers ready to go when a truck collided with the fuselage. Thanks to the damage, the flight was cancelled. Passengers exited on to the tarmac. We caught the image below on twitter. Download... »

Two Ryanair Planes Collided at London Stansted Airport

Sunday, June 29, 2014
By George Hatcher
Two Ryanair Planes Collided at London Stansted Airport

Two Ryanair Boeing 737-800 planes collided in the parking area of the London Stansted Airport, Essex, at around 6:50 a.m. on June 28. One of the planes was about to take off for Warsaw, Poland, while the other had just landed from Frankfurt Hahn, Germany. The tail cone of one plane and the wing... »

Tatarstan Airlines License Revoked

Monday, December 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

Tatarstan Airlines operator of the Boeing 737-500 that crashed in November in Kazan only flies seven planes. (Maybe 6, now?) The one that crashed was leased from a Bulgarian company, with a history of minor accidents. Fifty people died on the Tatarstan Airlines jet that dived nose-down to a fiery grave in Kazan. The... »

Fender Bender in the Netherlands

Friday, December 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Fender Bender in the Netherlands

On December 13, 2013, at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport, a US Airways (737-8K2) #N202UW was taxiing when it struck a parked Boeing 737-8K2 belonging to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (PH-BXK). The winglet of the parked plane was knocked off. Both planes sustained damage. There were no reports of injury, but the incident caused passenger delays.... »

Painful Search Continues in Laos

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Painful Search Continues in Laos

photographer Teerawut W Retrieval of the Lao Airlines plane that crashed in the Mekong river on a go-around has been hampered by primitive conditions. The plane has only been in service since March 2013. The plane encountered a strong gust of wind, its nose lifted, then the ATR-72-600 impacted near Done Kho Island. Although... »

Nordwind Plane Fender Bender in Thailand

Thursday, August 15, 2013
By George Hatcher
Nordwind Plane Fender Bender in Thailand

On August 14, 2013, a Nordwind Airlines Boeing 767 300 en route from Bangkok to Irkutsk, with 284 passengers aboard was (standing) on the ground when it was struck by a vehicle. None of the passengers aboard were injured–expressed by Phuket news as “no human casualties” but the plane suffered damage. The plane was... »

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