laser

Virgin Atlantic Plane Returns to Heathrow Airport after Laser Strike

Thursday, February 18, 2016
By George Hatcher

Virgin Atlantic flight VS-25 had to return and make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport in London, United Kingdom, on February 14. The Airbus A340-600 took off for John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, but had to return shortly afterwards after the first officer became sick due to a laser strike. The plane... »

Laser Pointer Forces Emergency Landing

Thursday, October 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

Two miles off shore of Waikiki, a US Coast Guard MH65 Dolphin was hit by a laser pointer. The pilot had to make an emergency landing at Barbers Point Air Station in Hawaii. A flight mechanic and rescue swimmer were aboard the helicopter when it had to divert back to the base. The crew... »

Lasered Jet Blue Pilot Hospitalized

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Lasered Jet Blue Pilot Hospitalized

What: Jet Blue en route from Syracuse to NYC, Kennedy Airport Where: Long Island When: July 15, 2012 Who: pilot Why: The flight was on approach to Kennedy when a laser struck the first officer in the eye. The jet made a safe landing, but the pilot suffered an eye injury. The green laser... »

Laser Blinds Avianova Pilot

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Avianova Airbus A320 en route to Rostov Where: Kuban region, Russia When: June 3, 2011 Why: Pilots were approaching Rostov airport at (altitude) 300-400 meters when a green laser blinded one of the members of the flight crew. The pilots managed to make a safe landing, then reported the laser situation. Download article... »

Boeing 737 Hit by Kids Green Laser Pointer

Thursday, February 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Boeing 737 Hit by Kids Green Laser Pointer

A Boeing 737 jet on final approach to LAX at 7:05 p.m. reported a green laser. The location was tracked down, and a 14-year-old boy was arrested after pointed a powerful laser from his backyard. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

Blogroll

  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
February 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728  
  • #Aviationsafety https://t.co/JagfSGMyFQ. Meltdown on planes. It happens. There are consequences.
    about 5 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety A carryon started smoking on Skywest Canada/Delta Airlines Minneapolis-Appleton as the plane was la… https://t.co/SGxbCXEdmz
    about 7 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety ILufthansa Cityline Aberdeen-Frankfurt lost communication for 36 minutes. 2 fighter aircraft were p… https://t.co/D27W2rwiym
    about 7 hours ago
  • 2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash https://t.co/7GOXpjD50S via @SFGate
    about 9 hours ago
  • Grand Canyon helicopter crash: 'We should not have been up there,' witness says https://t.co/7q46eD1086 via @usatoday
    about 10 hours ago