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Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Istanbul due to Lightning Strike

Friday, December 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Istanbul due to Lightning Strike

Turkish Airlines flight TK-1899 suffered a lightning strike near Sabiha Gokçen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on December 6th. The incident happened shortly after the Boeing 737-800 plane departed for Vienna, Austria. The crew subsequently returned to Sabiha Gokçen Airport. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Qantas Flight Suffers Bat Strike Near Coffs Harbour Airport

Monday, November 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qantas Flight Suffers Bat Strike Near Coffs Harbour Airport

Qantas flight QF-2179 suffered a bat strike near Coffs Harbour Airport, Australia, on November 24th. The plane flying from Port Macquarie, Australia, was on final approach to Coffs Harbour Airport when a bat hit it. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Indigo Plane Hits a Wild Boar During Departure from Visakhapatnam Airport

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Indigo Plane Hits a Wild Boar During Departure from Visakhapatnam Airport

Indigo flight 6E-742 made an emergency landing in Visakhapatnam, India, on November 12th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Hyderabad, India, but hit a wild boar during departure. The crew subsequently turned back and landed safely at Visakhapatnam Airport. All one hundred and fifty-nine people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Aerolineas Argentinas Plane Suffers Drone Strike in Buenos Aires

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aerolineas Argentinas Plane Suffers Drone Strike in Buenos Aires

Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR-1865 suffered a drone strike near Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 11th. The incident happened when the Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Trelew, Argentina, was on final approach to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Ryanair Flight Returns to Rhodes After Dog Strike

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Flight Returns to Rhodes After Dog Strike

Ryanair flight FR-1431 had to return and make an emergency landing at Rhodes Airport, Greece, on November 5th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Athens, Greece, but suffered a dog strike during takeoff. The crew subsequently turned back and landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Indigo Airlines Flight Rejects Takeoff After Dog Strike

Thursday, October 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Indigo Airlines Flight Rejects Takeoff After Dog Strike

Indigo Airlines flight 6E-468 had to reject takeoff from Goa, India, on October 23rd. The Airbus A320-200N plane was accelerating to takeoff for Mumbai, India, when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed due to a dog strike. Several tires deflated and the plane became disabled. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

Air New Zealand Flight Suffers Lightning Strike

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Flight Suffers Lightning Strike

Air New Zealand flight NZ-5755 suffered a lightning strike near Dunedin, New Zealand, on October 14th. The incident happened when the plane, flying from Christchurch, New Zealand, was descending toward Dunedin. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained uninjured. Download article as PDF »

American Airlines Flight Hits Coyote at Wilmington International Airport

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Hits Coyote at Wilmington International Airport

American Airlines flight AA-5224 returned to Wilmington International Airport, North Carolina, on October 9th. According to the airport authorities, the Canadair CRJ-900 plane hit a coyote during takeoff which caused damage to the nose gear. The crew continued takeoff but subsequently returned to Wilmington Airport. The coyote was killed. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

Sunwest Aviation Plane Collides with Deer Upon Landing in Northern Alberta

Thursday, October 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
Sunwest Aviation Plane Collides with Deer Upon Landing in Northern Alberta

Sunwest Aviation flight CNK-7123 collided with two deer upon landing at Christina Lake Airstrip, located east of Conklin, Alberta, Canada, on October 3rd. The incident happened when the plane was coming from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The plane sustained minor damage. There were forty-three passengers and four crew members aboard at the time; all of... »

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.... »

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