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China Eastern Plane Hits Runway Lights during Landing in China

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
China Eastern Plane Hits Runway Lights during Landing in China

China Eastern flight MU-5443 struck approach lights while it was landing at Kangding Airport, Kangding, Sichuan, China, on May 1st. The Airbus A319-100, heading from Chengdu, to Kangding, China, was on approach to runway when it hit approach lights, damaging its hydraulic system, before finally landing without further incident. The plane received substantial damage.... »

Mishaps of the day

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By George Hatcher

Some events that happened today: December 16, 2013, on JetBlue Flight 836#N661JB, the Airbus A320 arrived at the gate at JFK airport, New York, and the left wing struck the jet bridge. There was only minor damage and no injuries reported. In Farmington NY on December 17, 2013, a Piper PA28#N43080 engine caught fire... »

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... »

Hard Landing in Denver

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: United/Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Peoria,IL to Denver,CO Where: Denver When: Apr 3rd 2012 Who: 22 aboard Why: The pilot made what is described as a “hard short landing” and informed ATC that he struck the lights. To exacerbate matters, smoke was reported in the cockpit. A firefighter reported hot spots on... »

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