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Nordica Flight Rejects Takeoff due to Smoke Detector Warning

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By George Hatcher
Nordica Flight Rejects Takeoff due to Smoke Detector Warning

Nordica flight LO-8179 had to reject takeoff from Tallinn Airport, Estonia, on June 5th. The plane was accelerating to takeoff for Amsterdam, Netherlands, when the crew received a smoke detector warning and rejected takeoff. The plane stopped safely. The passengers were evacuated onto the runway. Download article as PDF »

Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ghana

Friday, March 9, 2018
By George Hatcher
Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ghana

Arik Air flight W3-304 made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana, on March 6th. The plane was flying from Lagos, Nigeria, when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and declared an emergency. The plane landed safely. All eighty-one people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Volaris Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Veracruz International Airport

Friday, October 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Volaris Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Veracruz International Airport

Volaris Airlines flight Y4-714 made an emergency landing at Veracruz International Airport, Mexico, on October 25th. The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Mexico City to Cancun, Mexico, was diverted due to a smoke detector indication. The plane landed safely. One passenger suffered a nervous breakdown and was rushed to a hospital. Two others were... »

Cathay Dragon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Sunday, June 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Cathay Dragon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Cathay Dragon flight KA-296 made an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on June 16th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Hanoi, Vietnam, was descending toward Hong Kong when the crew noticed smell of smoke in the cockpit and requested priority landing. The plane landed safely. There were one hundred and fifty-nine people aboard... »

PSA Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dayton, Ohio

Monday, March 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
PSA Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dayton, Ohio

PSA Airlines flight AA-5390 had to return for an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, on March 23rd. The Canadair CRJ-200 plane took off for Charlotte, North Carolina, but had to turn back after the crew received a smoke detector indication. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 52 people aboard at the time; all of... »

Air Peace Flight Returns to Port Harcourt, Nigeria after Smoke Indication

Monday, March 14, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Peace Flight Returns to Port Harcourt, Nigeria after Smoke Indication

Air Peace flight 4P-7191 had to return and make an emergency landing at Port Harcourt International Airport in Nigeria, on March 12th. The plane took off for Lagos, Nigeria, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a smoke detector indication. The Boeing 737-500 plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. The airline said... »

American Eagle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Wichita

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
American Eagle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Wichita

An American Eagle flight made an emergency landing at Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on March 7th. The Embraer jet, heading from Grand Island, Nebraska, to Dallas, Texas, had to be diverted after a smoke detector went off in the baggage compartment. The plane landed safely. All 55 people on-board remained unhurt. No... »

Hainan Airlines Plane Diverts to China due to Smoke Detector Indication

Sunday, November 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
Hainan Airlines Plane Diverts to China due to Smoke Detector Indication

A Hainan Airlines flight HU-498 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Harbin Taiping International Airport, Harbin, China, on November 8. The Boeing 787-800 was en-route from Illinois, to Beijing, China, when the crew decided to divert to Harbin due to a smoke indication in passenger cabin. The plane landed safely. The... »

Eastern Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Aberdeen

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
By George Hatcher
Eastern Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Aberdeen

Eastern Airways flight T3 588 made an emergency landing at Aberdeen Airport in Scotland, on May 11. According to an airline spokesperson, “On approach to Aberdeen, the captain of flight T3 588 from Durham Tees Valley received a cockpit warning indication relating to the smoke detector system in the toilet… The Saab 2000 aircraft... »

E- Cigarette Prompts Southwest Jet Emergency Landing in Baltimore

Friday, December 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
E- Cigarette Prompts Southwest Jet Emergency Landing in Baltimore

Southwest Airlines flight 3654 had to make an emergency landing in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 10. The decision for emergency landing was made after a smoke detector set off. The plane was en-route from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The Boeing 737 landed uneventfully and all 118 passengers and... »

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  • No smoke without fire: What really happened to EgyptAir Flight 804? https://t.co/CsR6uwzE08 via @TheEconomist
    about 40 mins ago
  • 3 dead, 22 hurt in crash involving bus, other vehicles on New Mexico highway https://t.co/ORjsI5qGfo via @fox8news
    about 42 mins ago
  • Two seriously injured following plane crash on the Isle of Wight https://t.co/CaB65fVhZ3
    about 44 mins ago
  • Ryanair Plane Diverts to Germany due to in-flight Depressurization; 33 Passengers Unwell https://t.co/F4KflbHi5E
    about 3 hours ago
  • Qatar Airways Plane Makes Hard Landing in India https://t.co/Svm5JnGjwp
    about 4 hours ago