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Fuzhou Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Fuzhou, China

Sunday, August 21, 2016
By George Hatcher
Fuzhou Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Fuzhou, China

Fuzhou Airlines flight FU-6509 had to return and make an emergency landing in Fuzhou, China, on August 18th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Kunming, China, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike that damaged a pitot tube. The plane landed uneventfully after burning off excess fuel. All passengers... »

BA Instrument Failure over Calgary

Thursday, March 8, 2012
By George Hatcher
BA Instrument Failure over Calgary

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Phil Debski What: British Airways Boeing 767-300 en route from London Heathrow to Calgary Where: Calgary When: Mar 5th Why: On approach to Calgary, the crew of British Airways Boeing G-BNWY lost most of their instruments. The data stream loss appears to have been... »

Family Charges Bombardier with Negligence

Saturday, February 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Family Charges Bombardier with Negligence

The National Transportation Safety Board’s decision on the Colgan Air Flight 407 crash is that the pilot responded inappropriately to the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the airplane did not recover. The stick shaker only comes into play when the plane is already slow enough to stall. The plane... »

Pitot Diverts Dash 8 to Bergan

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
By George Hatcher
Pitot Diverts Dash 8 to Bergan

Pictured: A Wideroe De Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 Dash 8 Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Felix Goetting What: Wideroe de Havilland Dash 8-100 en route from Sogndal to Forde Where: Bergen When: Mar 2nd 2010 Who: 16 passengers and 3 crew Why: While on route, the pitot heating system failed.... »

Airbus Failure Again…Over the China Sea

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By George Hatcher
Airbus Failure Again…Over the China Sea

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Marc Kirchhofs What: Northwest Airlines Airbus A330-300 en route from Hong Kong China to Tokyo Narita Japan Where: East China Sea When: Jun 23rd 2009 Who: n/a Why: The crew noted a sharp drop in outside temperature, then lost the air data reference system.... »

Unreliable Airspeed: Blame it on the Bee

Saturday, May 30, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: SAS Norway Boeing 737-700 en route from Oslo Gardermoen Norway to Malaga Spain Where: Gardermoen Airport When: May 30th 2009 Who: 134 passengers Why: After takeoff, airspeed numbers did not agree. The crew landed back at the airport about half an hour after takeoff. Passengers were flown to their destinations on an alternative... »

TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus loses Airspeed, Data

Thursday, May 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus loses Airspeed, Data

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Normando Carvalho Jr What: TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus A330-200 en route from Miami, FL to Sao Paulo Brazil Where: en route to Sao Paulo When: May 21st 2009 Who: not listed Why: While in flight, the flight crew observed a drop of the outside... »

Birgenair: Historical Fatality

Tuesday, February 6, 1996
By George Hatcher
Birgenair: Historical Fatality

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Gerhard Plomitzer What: Birgenair Boeing 757-200 en route from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to Frankfurt Germany Where: Puerto Plata When: February 6th 1996 Who: 176 passengers 13 crew Why: The plane had been parked for a month in Puerto Plata. After takeoff, disagreeing airspeeds... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Iran Plane Crash: Passenger plane goes down in southern Iran
    Bad weather and tough terrain are hampering search efforts for an Iranian airliner that crashed on Sunday. The Aseman Airlines flight was flying from Tehran ...
  • Iranian Rescue Teams Reach the Site of the Plane Crash That Likely Killed All 65 People on Board
    (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, ...
  • Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash
    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. An Iranian commercial plane crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said ...
  • Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has ordered an investigation into a plane crash that killed 66 people. The Aseman Airlines jet disappeared from radar 50 minu...
  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
    Poor conditions are hindering crews searching for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane, which went down near the town of Semirom shortly after taking o...
  • Bad weather hampering Iran plane crash search teams
    Poor conditions are hindering crews searching for the wreckage of an Iranian passenger plane, which went down shortly after taking off from Tehran. All on board are feared dead. Joel Labi reports.
  • Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives
    Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all those on board are feared to have been killed. Heavy wind ...
  • All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on ...
  • 65 People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran
    State media reports an Aseman Airlines passenger plane crashed Sunday about an hour after takeoff and that all 65 people on board might be dead.
  • No survivors after Wyoming plane crash
    EVANSTON, Wyo. - The Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB are investigating after a small plane crashed near Evanston at 3:07pm on Sunday. There's no word as to how many people were on board at the time, but officials said there are no survivors. According to the Uinta County Wyoming ...

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  • (9 of 10) Plane crashed on a mountain. The airport is in a valley. The charts https://t.co/oQHwWZOpte
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  • (8 of 10) Wikipedia already has a site up on the crash, but the crash will be under official investigation for a… https://t.co/DjSQVYhgSP
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  • (7 of 10) A drone was sent over the mountain range to look for wreckage plus there were crews trying to reach the crash site on foot.
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  • (6 of 10) Weather hampered recovery efforts. Fog and a blizzard prevented local helicopter support. Aseman airline… https://t.co/FBdxVdN84N
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