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PSA Airlines Flight Returns to Charlotte After Deer Strike

Thursday, February 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
PSA Airlines Flight Returns to Charlotte After Deer Strike

PSA Airlines flight AA-5320 had to return for an emergency landing in Charlotte, North Carolina, on February 15th. The FAA reported that the Canadair CRJ-700 plane that took off for Gulfport, Mississippi, had to turn back due to a deer strike during departure. The plane landed back uneventfully. All 44 people aboard remained safe.... »

Horizon Air Plane makes Safe Landing in California after Deer Strike

Saturday, December 12, 2015
By George Hatcher
Horizon Air Plane makes Safe Landing in California after Deer Strike

Horizon Air flight QX-475 made a safe landing at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, California, on December 2. The De Havilland Dash 8-400, en-route from Seattle, Washington, to Santa Rosa, was approaching the runway when it collided with a deer. The plane landed safely. All passengers aboard remained unhurt. Download article as... »

Birdstrike Cause of USAF Crash

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By George Hatcher

A bird strike on the HH-60G Pave Hawk at 110ft at 126mph caused the crash of a helicopter on a moonlight training mission on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve, killing staff Sgt Afton Ponce, Capt Christopher Stover, Technical Sgt Dale Matthews and Capt Sean Ruane. The crew was confirmed dead at the scene. The... »

Northern Thunderbird Air Sued for 2011 Crash

Monday, January 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

Here’s a case that did not rush to court. Six passengers of the October 2011 crash listed below have filed suit against Northern Thunderbird Air. The pilot and co-pilot, Luc Fortin and Matt Robic died shortly after the crash. Seven passengers were rescued six of whom are listed in the suit. Prior to takeoff,... »

London Helicopter Hits Crane, 2 fatalities, 9 Injured

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By George Hatcher
London Helicopter Hits Crane, 2 fatalities, 9 Injured

On Wednesday January 16, 2013, a helicopter crashed into a crane and fell to a London street just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, killing two and injuring nine. London Ambulance said only one of the people they took to the hospital had critical injuries. The... »

Agricultural Embraer Crashes in Brazil

Monday, January 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Agricultural Embraer Crashes in Brazil

On January 5, 2013, a privately owned Embraer EMB Ipanema with only the pilot aboard was making an agricultural pass and spraying crops in Lucas do Rio Verde MT Brazil. While cropdusting, the plane collided with a highway sign and the pilot lost control. Engine problems may have also been involved. THe pilot’s plane... »

Nashua Couple’s Plane Crashes Hooksett Highway

Friday, October 26, 2012
By George Hatcher
Nashua Couple’s Plane Crashes Hooksett Highway

What: Herman Hassinger Architects Beechcraft A36 Bonanza en route from Nashua to Laconia Where: Hooksett, New Hampshire When: Oct 25, 2012 1:30 pm Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: According to reports, the single-engine Beechcraft hit a light pole alongside I-93 northbound. The two aboard, Husband and wife Herman and Doris Hassinger, were on... »

Association of Flight Attendants Authorizes Strike

Saturday, October 13, 2012
By George Hatcher

If negotiations don’t reach an agreement, 94 percent of Compass Flight Attendants have authorized a strike. Flight attendants want a living wage, and will use CHAOS theory to get it. According to media reports, Compass Flight Attendants earn between $14,000 and $19,000 a year. However Glass Door puts that figure at $30-$37,000, and $15-$19... »

Lufthansa Flight Attendant Union Strike Cancels 1200 flights

Friday, September 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Flight Attendant Union Strike Cancels 1200 flights

For the third time this week, Lufthansa flight attendants walked off the job. The strike by Unabhaengige Flugbegleiter Organisation, (UFO) has led to passengers being stranded at airports (1500 in Frankfurt and Munich alone) and the cancellation of all but (possibly) 600 flights. Many of the passengers have been booked on other airlines. Lufthansa... »

Widow Awarded $10 Million for Wrongful Death in Chopper Crash

Friday, December 2, 2011
By George Hatcher
Widow Awarded $10 Million for Wrongful Death in Chopper Crash

The widow of John Goble was awarded $10 Million for wrongful death after the chopper he was in was flown between two electrical towers, striking the power lines. The vintage 1951 military helicopter was en route to an aircraft and classic car show in Riverside, CA. The crash occurred on Nov 7, 2009, over... »

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    about 21 hours ago
  • Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles https://t.co/vPD09iJnh3
    about 21 hours ago
  • WestJet Flight Diverts to North Dakota due to Electrical Odor in Cabin https://t.co/BvvGP9EVKQ
    about 21 hours ago
  • American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport https://t.co/CePxEmPXrS
    about 21 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Learjet crash in Toluca Mexico, shortly after takeoff. Both pilots aboard suffered fatal injury.… https://t.co/LcjJdVh7oC
    about 1 day ago