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Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Etihad Airways flight EY-927 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on September 27th. The Boeing 777-200 freighter plane heading from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted after the captain fell ill and became incapacitated. The plane landed safely. The captain was pronounced dead. Download... »

Alaska Airlines Plane Returns to Honolulu After Crew Fall Ill due to Unusual Odor

Friday, April 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Plane Returns to Honolulu After Crew Fall Ill due to Unusual Odor

Alaska Airlines flight AS-892 had to return and make an emergency landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 5th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for San Diego, California, but had to turn back after an unusual odor in the aft cabin caused nausea and headache to four crew members. The plane landed back uneventfully.... »

Ryanair Jet Diverted to Dublin Airport After Passenger Fell Sick Mid-Air

Sunday, August 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Jet Diverted to Dublin Airport After Passenger Fell Sick Mid-Air

Ryanair flight FR-8422 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on August 14th. The plane was en-route from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, to Edinburgh, United Kingdom, when a female elderly passenger fell ill, prompting the crew to declare an emergency. The plane landed uneventfully and the patient was immediately shifted... »

Woman Gives Birth On Board Qatar Airways Flight

Thursday, March 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Woman Gives Birth On Board Qatar Airways Flight

A Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, on March 22. The Boeing 777, heading from Miami to Doha, had to be diverted after a passenger went into labor midair. According to Gander International Airport safety manager Brian Hicks, “Thirty minutes before the plane was preparing to land,... »

Delta Flight Diverts to Anchorage Due to Medical Emergency

Sunday, March 8, 2015
By George Hatcher
Delta Flight Diverts to Anchorage Due to Medical Emergency

Delta airlines flight 284 had to make an unscheduled landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on the morning of March 4. According to the airline, the Boeing 777-200LR was diverted “in response to a customer medical situation on board”. The flight was heading from Narita International Airport, Japan, to Los... »

Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

Friday, February 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

A Germania Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria, on February 25. According to a statement issued by Burgas Airport, the flight, en-route from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Samsun, Turkey, made an emergency stop after an 86-year-old Turkish woman died onboard. The plane resumed its journey shortly afterwards. Download article... »

United Flight Returns to O’Hare due to Issues with Cabin Pressure

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
United Flight Returns to O’Hare due to Issues with Cabin Pressure

United Airlines Flight 1218 had to return and make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport,  Chicago, Illinois, on February 3. The plane departed for Denver at 9:01 a.m. but had to return shortly afterwards due to issues with cabin pressure. The Boeing 737-900 landed safely and medics checked 175 people complaining of nausea... »

Southwest Flight Diverted to LAX after Woman Gives Birth Midair

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Southwest Flight Diverted to LAX after Woman Gives Birth Midair

Southwest airlines flight 623 had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on the morning of December 9. The flight, heading from San Francisco to Phoenix, was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger went into labor and gave birth midair. The plane landed safely and the mother and her... »

US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing after 2 Passengers, 14 Crew Members Fall Sick

Sunday, December 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing after 2 Passengers, 14 Crew Members Fall Sick

U.S. Airways flight US797 had to make an unscheduled landing at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, at around 1:38 a.m. Local time on December 6. The Airbus A330, carrying 129 passengers and 14 crew members, was en-route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Philadelphia when a foul odor started to sicken the passengers and crew... »

Air New Zealand Pilot Collapsed, Died after Landing Dreamliner in Perth

Sunday, November 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Pilot Collapsed, Died after Landing Dreamliner in Perth

An Air New Zealand pilot collapsed shortly after she landed the Flight NZ175 full of passengers in Perth, Australia, on October 26. It is suspected that Captain Ann Barbarich, 59, one of the first female pilots to work for Air New Zealand, suffered a brain aneurysm, just minutes after landing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • News about plane crash in Rostov-on-Don not true
    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry's southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday. "The information is not true," they said. A source at Platov Airport ...
  • People gather in Moscow to light candles for plane crash victims
    (12 Feb 2018) People gathered outside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on Monday night, to pay their respects to the 71 people killed in Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 regional jet, bound for Orsk in the southern Urals, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo ...
  • Nehru promoted Netaji crash theory without conclusive evidence
    It has been observed that Nehru, right from the beginning, tried to suppress facts on Netaji's disappearance and promoted the plane crash theory without any conclusive evidence to establish the same. If we accept Ashis Ray's contention that the Netaji mystery could not be solved as relationship ...
  • Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji's demise
    “As evidence became available from the mid-1950s, the only consistent story about Netaji's demise remains his death in a plane crash on 18 August 1945. For me personally, this fact was brought home most strikingly when I had the opportunity to be present during the interview of one of the survivors of ...
  • Commentary: Russian general plots our cyber downfall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, observes a minute of silence with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov, third right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and others before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt, at Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, ...
  • 13 dead in Mexico plane crash near earthquake epicentre
    Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 17 (ANI): As many as 13 persons have been killed after a helicopter carrying officials, assessing the damage caused by a powerful earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico. Mexican state">state Oaxaca's attorney general's office said that 12 people were killed at the scene and ...
  • Candlelit vigil in Moscow in memory of plane crash dead
    (12 Feb 2018) A candle-lit vigil was held outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Monday evening for victims of Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 twi...
  • Lebanon's Al Bustan festival launches 25th edition with sense of 'mission accomplished'
    She won the seat previously held by her father, who died in a plane crash in the Mediterranean off Beirut in a heavy storm. Bustani, who had two small children, quickly determined she had no desire for a political life and stepped down after a year. With the outbreak of war in 1975, Bustani looked […]
  • Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today
    Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today Such was the case with the elusive Flight 870 from Italy, which crashed for reasons that still have not been determined. The mystery surrounding it continues to perplex not just surviving friends and family of those who ...
  • I Love to Read
    Captain Hiebert was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in northern Ontario. Shirley's career has been in health care, much of it in remote northern communities as a nurse practitioner and researcher. Her PhD research was done in collaboration with First Nations. Her newly released The Captain's Widow ...

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