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Tour Helicopter Crashes in California; 3 Injured

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher

A tour helicopter made a crash landing, hit 2 vans, and caught fire in the parking area of Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Club in California, in the afternoon of May 5th. The four-seater Robinson R-44 was returning to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport after a tour, when it developed a mechanical problem. All three... »

Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Spokane International Airport

Monday, May 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Spokane International Airport

An Air Canada flight made an emergency landing at Spokane International Airport, Washington, on April 30th. The plane heading from Seattle, Washington, to Toronto, Canada, was diverted after the crew noticed a potential mechanical problem. The plane landed safely. No Injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

United Airlines flight UA-1721 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on April 16th. The Boeing 737-900 plane heading to Kona, Hawaii, had to turn back due to a mechanical issue. The plane landed back safely. All 183 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Returns to San Jose due to Mechanical Issue

Thursday, March 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
Hawaiian Airlines Flight Returns to San Jose due to Mechanical Issue

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA-43 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Jose, California, on March 7th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Honolulu, Hawaii, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a mechanical issue. The plane landed back safely. All 241 passengers and 11 crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

Qantas Airways Flight Diverts to Singapore due to Engine Issues

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qantas Airways Flight Diverts to Singapore due to Engine Issues

Qantas Airways flight QF-10 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Singapore, on February 6th. The Airbus A380-800 plane heading from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Melbourne, Australia, was diverted due to a mechanical problem with one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Louisville

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Louisville

American Airlines flight AA-1251 had to return and make an emergency landing in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 30th. The plane took off for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a possible mechanical problem. The plane landed safely. All 119 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

US Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

Saturday, January 21, 2017
By George Hatcher

A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 20th. The AH-1 attack helicopter was forced to land in emergency on Ikei Island due to a mechanical issue. The U.S. Marines Corps confirmed in a statement, “there was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries.” Download article as... »

Taban Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Mehrabad International Airport

Monday, January 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
Taban Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Mehrabad International Airport

Taban Air flight HH-6295 had to return and make an emergency landing at Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran, Iran, on December 31st. The plane took off for Shiraz, Iran, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a mechanical problem with one of the engines and had to shut it down. The plane... »

American Airlines Flight Diverts to O’Hare International Airport

Friday, December 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Diverts to O’Hare International Airport

An American Airlines flight had to divert and make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport, Illinois, on December 28th. The plane flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, was diverted due to a possible mechanical problem. The plane landed safely. All 149 passengers and 5 crew members remained safe. Download article as... »

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

United Airlines flight UA-837 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on November 28th. According to the airline, the plane took off for Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a mechanical issue with one of the engines. The plane landed safely. There were... »

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    about 3 hours ago
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