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Yakutia Airlines Flight Turns Back due to Open Door Indication

Monday, January 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
Yakutia Airlines Flight Turns Back due to Open Door Indication

Yakutia Airlines flight R3-497 made an emergency landing in Yakutsk, Russia, on January 5th. The plane took off for Blagoveshchensk, Russia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to indication of an open door. The plane landed safely. There were 50 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Aurora Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By George Hatcher
Aurora Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

Aurora Airlines flight HZ-209 had to return for an emergency landing in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, on December 19th. The plane took off for Blagoveshchensk, Russia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew received an open door indication. The plane landed back safely. All 50 passengers and 4 crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

Delta Airlines Plane Returns to New York due to Open Cargo Door Indication

Saturday, August 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Plane Returns to New York due to Open Cargo Door Indication

Delta Airlines flight DL-404 had to return and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on August 11. The Boeing 777-200 en-route to Paris, France, had just departed when the crew noticed an open cargo door indication. The plane landed safely after dumping fuel. No injuries were reported. Download... »

Ajar Door Disrupts Continental Flight

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Ajar Door Disrupts Continental Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Andrew Compolo What: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Port of Spain ,Trinidad/Tobago to Houston,TX Where: Port of Spain When: Aug 16 2011 Who: 155 passengers and 6 crew Why: After takeoff, the crew noted an indication that a door was open. The... »

Open Door Plane Lands at Burlington International Airport

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: United Express/Atlantic Southeast Airlines en route from Burlington International Airport to Washington-Dulles in Virginia Where: Burlington International Airport, Vermont When: Jan 24, 2010 6:45 a.m. Who: 43 passengers Why: While en route, the pilot was having trouble steering; a light indicated that a passenger door was open. A “Phase 5 Emergency” was declared,... »

Australia’s CAA Investigation Points to Baggage Handlers

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
By George Hatcher
Australia’s CAA Investigation Points to Baggage Handlers

The April 9 emergency landing of Eagle Air/Air New Zealand Beech 1900D en route from Auckland to Whangarei, attributed to an open rear cargo door, has been blamed on untrained baggage handlers who did not lock cargo doors. The hatch flew open on takeoff. See the link to a photograph of the open door... »

Emergency: Air India Hard Landing at Thiruvananthapuram

Thursday, November 11, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Air India A-330 en route from Thiruvananthapuram to Dammam Saudi Arabia Where: Thiruvananthapuram When: Nov 10, 2010, 6 pm Who: 82 passengers including two infants Why: The flight had a normal takeoff, but forty minutes into the route, the pilot received a sensor warning about the plane’s doors. The jet returned to the... »

Biman Bangladesh Brake Fire, Emergency Evacuation

Saturday, October 16, 2010
By George Hatcher
Biman Bangladesh Brake Fire, Emergency Evacuation

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Dn280 What: Biman Bangladesh Airbus A310-300 en route from Kuwait to Dhaka Bangladesh Where: Kuwait When: Oct 14 2010 Who: 229 passengers Why: During take-off, an indicator displayed that a cargo door was open, so the take-off was aborted; braking caught the wheels on... »

British Airways Door Ajar Aborts flight

Saturday, October 2, 2010
By George Hatcher
British Airways Door Ajar Aborts flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Galen Burrows What: British Airways Boeing 747-400 en route from London to New York Where: London When: Oct 2 2010 Who: 296 aboard Why: The plane took off, spent eleven minutes in the air and returned to make a safe landing in London. After... »

Ethiopia Flight Makes Cautionary Landing

Thursday, June 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Ethiopian airplane Boeing 737-800 Flight 407 en route from Addis Ababa to Beirut Where: Beirut International Airport When: June 17 2010 Who: 78 passengers Why: The flight returned to the airport because of an “undisclosed technical problem.” Crew noticed a door was rattling and had been closed improperly. (It is unclear if that... »

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