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Swiftair Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

Saturday, November 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Swiftair Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

Swiftair flight QY-2939 had to return and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on November 17th. The cargo plane had just departed for Leipzig, Germany, when the crew reported that they had lost all instruments and declared an emergency. The crew were able to re-gain most of the instruments before the plane... »

Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

When a plane goes down in the ocean, the black boxes aboard have enough juice to ping for thirty days. The pingers on flight data recorders AKA “black boxes” last a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, the devices are still active, but the sound on which searchers hone is expected to die... »

EgyptAir: 3 Alerts Before the Plane Left Radar. Fire on board.

Friday, June 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

Several different alerts on this plane went off immediately prior to the plane disappearing from the radar, including 1) issues with the windows on the co-pilot’s side of the plane; 2) two smoke alerts, the first one “SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE” at 00:26 a.m. local time; 3) the second one “AVIONICS SMOKE” at 00:27 a.m.... »

MH370: One Ping Does Not A Discovery Make. Or Does it?

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

An underwater locator beacon (ULB) such as the one on the black boxes (CVR) Cockpit Voice Recorder and FDR (Flight Data Recorder) of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on 37.5 kHz for about 30 days at 4°C temperature. They run on lithium-ion batteries, and “mileage” may vary; 30 days is the minimum expectation. This is... »

Latest Video Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search

Friday, March 28, 2014
By George Hatcher
Latest Video Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search

Videos below not visible on the front page Readers and subscribers, please feel free to tweet @georgehatcher if you have more current MH370 news. AL Jazeera says Chinese ire over MH370 is hurting Malaysia ties. Chinese protests put a face on the lost passengers. China officials feel public pressure from the grief and anger... »

Prime Minister Endorses Australian-based search

Monday, March 24, 2014
By George Hatcher

On March 24, Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, announced that new computations by Inmarsat and the AAIB, flight MH-370 ended in the South Indian Ocean west of Perth (Australia). At this point, Malaysia endorsed the new search search parameters. The full statement: “This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents... »

Malaysia Airlines Flight Update

Saturday, March 8, 2014
By George Hatcher

Although the Malaysia Airlines has denied reports of a beacon, the Malaysian navy has said publicly they have tracked the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Flight MH370, and has dispatched a plane, two helicopters and four vessels i addition to the Philippines three navy patrol boats and one surveillance plane. Chinese ships and aircraft... »

Malaysia Airlines Flight Missing

Friday, March 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Malaysia Airlines Flight Missing

Saturday at 12:40 a.m. a Malaysia Airlines B777-200 (registration #9M-MRO) took off from Kuala Lumpur and disappeared. Subang Air Traffic said radio and radar contact was lost from flight MH370 at 01:22, forty minutes into the flight, contact was never made with Ho Chi Minh Control Center in Vietnam at the expected time. Chinese... »

Nepal Airlines Flight Missing

Sunday, February 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
Nepal Airlines Flight Missing

Contact photographer Michael Fritz Eighteen people are missing over the Himalayan mountains of central Nepal on a Nepal Airlines Twin Otter en route from Pokhara to Jumla. The plane had stopped in Pokhara to refuel. The crew lost contact with Bhairawa ATC a quarter hour after taking off. The plane never arrived in Jumla.... »

Experimental Crash in Brazil kills Deputy Mayor

Saturday, January 25, 2014
By George Hatcher
Experimental Crash in Brazil kills Deputy Mayor

A small plane, an INPAER Explorer#PR-ZAL with three aboard was en route from Campos dos Amarais, Campinas to London but disappeared from radar while talking to ATC in Pirassununga Brazil at about ten on January 23rd. The experimental plane was registered but not certified, and barred from flying over populated areas. The Brazilian Air... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Breaking News: Small Aircraft En Route To New Providence 'Missing'
    #AVIATION officials confirmed on Wednesday the apparent disappearance of a small passenger aircraft, which departed Andros en route to New Providence shortly after 8am. #According to Delvin Major, director of the Accident Investigations Department in the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority, officials ...
  • Military plane crash kills three in Turkey
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish army-owned CASA transport plane crashed on Wednesday killing two pilots and a technician who were on a training flight, the military said in a statement. The Spanish-Indonesian made CASA CN 235 took off before noon local time from a main ...
  • Student deaths rock the University of Pennsylvania
    It has been a rough year for me and my fellow peers at the University of Pennsylvania. In just 13 months, nine students tragically lost their lives in a variety of ways from suicide to a plane crash. Just a week ago, Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was found dead, ...
  • Remains of WWII pilot to be buried in Millsboro
    Stanley Stegnerski, last seen in skies above Germany in 1944, soon will be laid to rest in Delaware. Second Lieutenant Stegnerski was a 25-year-old from Chester, Pennsylvania, and a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II Nearly a year and a half after his plane's crash site was ...
  • UPDATE: Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
    SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation of the crash of a small plane on a flight from Kansas to New Mexico. The fixed wing-single engine aircraft was unable to maintain altitude due to icing and crashed in a field approximately four miles southeast of Santa ...
  • 3 soldiers killed in Turkish military training plane crash
    ANKARA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane on Wednesday afternoon crashed in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta during training exercises, killing three Turkish crew members. Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement that two pilots and one technician were on ...
  • RC Plane Crash
    My brother and I flew my RC plane in Markeaton park and it crashed in the wind , ripping off the propeller and the tail. !
  • An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash...1 bild
    An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash in Saint-Geoirs, on January 5, 2013. Five people died when their private plane crashed a few moments after taking off from the Grenoble airport in southeastern France, local police said. AFP PHOTO / Jean Pierre Clatot.
  • Three Lives Lost As Military Plane Crashed In Turkey
    Three lives have been reportedly lost in a plane crash on Wednesday in southern Anatolia, Turkey. The transport plane was owned by the Turkish military. According to a statement by the Turkish army, the victims of the plane crash were all military personnel. The statement also revealed that the plane ...
  • Vince Gilligan On The Toughest Jams The 'Breaking Bad' Writers Put Walter White Into
    But then, if you're not being lazy with your storytelling, then it quickly dawns on you, “Well, it can't just be a plane crash out of the blue. That's not Drama 101. It needs to be something that the main character action's put into motion.” So you can't just have a plane crash unless Walter […]

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