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Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines flight TK-322 had to return and make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 2nd. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a suspected tail strike. The plane landed safely after burning off excess fuel. All 140 people aboard remained unharmed.... »

Cathay Dragon Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Cambodia

Sunday, March 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
Cathay Dragon Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Cambodia

A Cathay Dragon plane suffered a tail strike while landing in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on March 3rd. The incident happened when the Airbus A321-200 plane was performing flight KA-248 from Hong Kong, China. The plane taxied to apron without further incident. All 143 passengers aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Maldivian Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike While Landing in Maldives

Monday, February 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Maldivian Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike While Landing in Maldives

A Maldivian Airlines plane struck its tail onto runway while landing in Kooddoo Island, Maldives, on February 18th. The incident happened when the plane was performing flight Q2-160 from Kadhdhoo, Maldives. The plane taxied to apron without further incident. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Ryanair Flight Returns to Warsaw Modlin Airport, Poland

Thursday, February 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Flight Returns to Warsaw Modlin Airport, Poland

Ryanair flight FR-4060 had to return and make an emergency landing at Warsaw Modlin Airport, Poland, on February 7th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Malaga, Spain, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew suspected a tailstrike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article... »

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

Sunday, January 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

Turkish Airlines flight TK-415 had to return for an emergency landing in Moscow, Russia, on January 12th. The Boeing 737-900 plane took off for Istanbul, Turkey, but its tail hit the runway during rotation. The crew subsequently returned to Moscow where the plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

QantasLink Plane Impacts the Tail of another Plane in Australia; Flight Delayed

Friday, October 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
QantasLink Plane Impacts the Tail of another Plane in Australia; Flight Delayed

QantasLink plane hit the tail of a Network Aviation plane on the runway at Paraburdoo Airport, Paraburdoo, Western Australia, on the afternoon of October 5th. The Boeing 717 taxied along the runway to depart for Perth when its tail struck the tail of another plane. The plane was grounded and flight was delayed. The... »

Norwegian Air Shuttle Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Stockholm

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
Norwegian Air Shuttle Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Stockholm

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-3195 had to return and make an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 15th. The plane took off for Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to turn back after the crew suspected a tail strike. The plane landed safely. There were 108 people aboard at the time; all of them remained... »

Jetstar Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Monday, May 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
Jetstar Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Jetstar flight JQ-711 had to return and make an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, on May 11th. The plane took off for Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported possible tail strike on departure. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Okay Airways’ Tail Scrapes on Runway Surface upon Landing in China

Friday, May 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
Okay Airways’ Tail Scrapes on Runway Surface upon Landing in China

Okay Airways flight BK-2823 made a hard landing at Nanning Wuxu International Airport, Nanning, China, on May 10th. The Boeing 737-900, flying from Xian, China, got its tail scraped on the surface of the runway upon landing. The plane rolled out without further incident. All people onboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Spicejet Emergency Landing at Thoothukudi

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

On July 29, 2013, a Spicejet de Havilland Dash 8-200 with 49 aboard was en route from Chennai to Thoothukudi (AKA Tuticorin). After a safe flight, the plane had a tail strike on landing at Thoothukudi Airport. The damaged plane was grounded pending examination. Passengers returning to Chennai on the next scheduled flight were... »

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