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Emirates Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Dubai

Monday, June 27, 2016
By George Hatcher
Emirates Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Dubai

Emirates flight EK-22 made an emergency landing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on June 25th. The Boeing 777-300 plane, flying from Manchester, England, declared emergency after the crew reported that pilot vision was impaired. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Remembering Air India Express Flight 812

Sunday, May 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Remembering Air India Express Flight 812

On May 22nd, I took a few moments to remember Air India Express Flight 812. I remembered when I went to Mangelore, where I’d walked the path the Boeing had taken when it overshot its landing. I tried not to revisit the tragedy of it all. I tried not to remember that if that... »

News You Didn’t Hear in February: Pilots Arm Detaches Leading to Hard Landing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By George Hatcher

The carrier is Flybe. The aircraft was on a scheduled commercial air transport flight from Birmingham to Belfast City, with the commander, in the left flight deck seat, as pilot flying. It was night, and although there was no low cloud affecting the airport, the wind at Belfast was a strong west?south-westerly, gusting up... »

Pilot Taking a Nap, Co-pilot Busy on Tablet; Jet Airways Boeing 777 Drops 5,000 Feet over Turkey

Saturday, August 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
Pilot Taking a Nap, Co-pilot Busy on Tablet; Jet Airways Boeing 777 Drops 5,000 Feet over Turkey

An inquiry has been launched after the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) found out that a Jet Airways flight abruptly descended 5,000 feet over Turkish airspace, on August 8. The Indian media reports that the incident first came to light on August 12 when the Director General of DGCA, Lalit Gupta, received... »

Tatarstan Airlines License Revoked

Monday, December 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

Tatarstan Airlines operator of the Boeing 737-500 that crashed in November in Kazan only flies seven planes. (Maybe 6, now?) The one that crashed was leased from a Bulgarian company, with a history of minor accidents. Fifty people died on the Tatarstan Airlines jet that dived nose-down to a fiery grave in Kazan. The... »

Cessna Crash in Sinaloa Mexico

Monday, August 26, 2013
By George Hatcher

A privately owned Cessna 210 flew from Culiacan to La Noria; then an hour after leaving La Noria, the Cessna crashed in Sinaloa Mexico in a field and burst into flames. Pilot Aaron Meza Martin del Campo, 21, and co-pilot Fortunato Ramirez Perez, 25 and two unidentified women died in the crash. The accident... »

Asiana Crash Updated

Friday, August 16, 2013
By George Hatcher

On July 6, 2013 a crash occurred involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777. The crash occurred while the aircraft was landing at San Francisco International Airport and appears to be due to pilot error. Many incidents are attributed to pilot error, but there is rarely a single cause. There are countless victims... »

Update on Asiana Crash

Sunday, July 21, 2013
By George Hatcher
Update on Asiana Crash

49 Minute NTSB Video Download article as PDF »

Asiana Interviews

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
By George Hatcher

Some stories of the Asiana Crash in San Francisco Currently there are 51 hospitalized, 8 in critical condition, one child. Five fire attendants are being treated for burns. Federal investigators talked to the pilots why they shut down the autopilot 82 seconds before landing. This was the first time the pilot had landed a... »

Wheels Down on Lake Päijänne

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

On May 20, two people aboard a float plane were safe after the pilot landed in Lake Päijänne Finland with the wheels down. Neither the pilot or passenger had more than minor injuries, though the plane flipped on landing after the pilot forgot. Both pilot and passenger had minor bruises and a “cold bath.”... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Man dies in glider aircraft crash in NSW
    Emergency services were called to Piper's Airfield in Eglinton near Bathurst just after 1pm on Sunday after reports a powered glider had crashed and ignited a grassfire. The 75-year-old male pilot died at the scene, police say. A male pilot has died in a glider plane crash in central NSW. Photo: 7 News.
  • Bathurst glider crash, emergency services called | Photos, pictures
    PHOTOS: Plane crash in Bathurst. Update 3.56pm. A 75-YEAR-OLD man was killed in a glider crash near Bathurst on Sunday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the Piper's Airfield at Eglinton just before 1pm following reports that a glider had crashed into a field. The wreckage was located in ...
  • Plane crash into river in illinios
    KG/BARKLEY/DAVIS/"DONT UNDERSTAND HOW SOME OF THE ALL STARS MADE IT ON THE TEAM - Duration: 2:05. MONEY TIME No views. New · 2:05 · RICKY MARTIN - Duration: 2:49. MONEY TIME 27 views. New · 2:49 · FS2004 - Disaster in The Potomac (Air Florida Flight 90) RE-UPLOADED ...
  • Military families gather in San Diego for updates on loved ones missing-in-action
    Former Marine Cpl. Ruben Valencia spoke highly of his childhood friend Navy journalist Raul Antonion Guerra, whose remains from a plane crash during the Vietnam War were recovered in June 2007. (JOHN GASTALDO). During a remembrance ceremony, the relatives held up photographs and ...
  • Two years after BSF officer died in plane crash, children still wait for pension
    NEW DELHI: Saloni, the 23-year-old daughter of Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector Ravindra Kumar, who died in a plane crash at Indira Gandhi International Airport in 2015, doesn't think that the security forces take good care of families of deceased personnel. “My father died in December 2015 ...
  • Bathurst place crash, emergency services called | Photos, pictures
    Police, fire, ambulance and rescue crews were called to Piper's Airfield in Eglinton just after 1pm on Sunday with reports a place had crashed which had then ignited a grass fire. NSW Rural Fire Service Operational Officer Brett Taylor confirmed a plane had crashed. “A powered glider was on fire when it ...
  • Noteworthy
    MLB: Although an autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year, it is unclear whether the drugs played a role as the NTSB hasn't identified a cause of the crash.
  • Roy Halladay's autopsy reveals he had drugs in his system during plane crash
    The autopsy of former All-Star Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay was released, showing he had drugs in his system when he crashed his small plane off the coast of Florida last year. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.
  • Caught plane crash
    Top 5 Area 51 Breakins of 2016 (From Crossing the Border to Breaking Through the Gates) - Duration: 8:58. TOP 5 ALLTIME 2,442,850 views · 8:58 · Top 10 Aircraft Crashes - Duration: 4:09. GoldenTop10s 10,489,088 views · 4:09 · PLANE CRASH IN VIRTUAL REALITY - Duration: 20:19.
  • Skiers remember a fallen friend while hitting the slopes
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Skiers in our area took to the slopes Saturday while also remembering the life of a fellow skier. Mount La Crosse held its annual Dan Nagy Memorial ski race Saturday afternoon. Nagy was a skier who would ski at Mt. La Crosse before he died just over a decade ago […]

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