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El Dorado Airport: Avianca Airbus Skids off Runway

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
El Dorado Airport: Avianca Airbus Skids off Runway

Avianca Airbus A318 en route from Bogota to Armenia-El Edén Airport was taking off when it veered right with its nose gear mired in the soft ground. El Dorado Airport crews responded to the scene. The accident occurred during taxi prior to taking off. Flight 9847 had been scheduled to depart at 2:15 pm... »

Delta Bombardier Stuck in Texas

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 11, 2013, Delta Flight 4302/Pinnacle Bombardier CRJ-900 en route to Atlanta had a runway overrun at Houston-William P. Hobby Airport. There were 76 passengers and a crew of 4 when the pilot veered off the runway instead of taking off at 6″45 a.m.. The plane’s gear became mired in soft ground. The... »

Volga-Dnepr Airlines taxi-strike in Russia

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By George Hatcher
Volga-Dnepr Airlines taxi-strike in Russia

On Feb 26, 2013, a Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124 with sixteen aboard arriving from Ulyanovsk at Kaan International Airport was taxiing when its left wing struck a parked Tulpar Air Yakolev 42. You can see the damage it left. The damaged UTAir, lsf Tulpar Air is a Yakovlev Yak-42D that was unmanned and parked... »

Planes Bump in the night at Miami International.

Friday, January 18, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 17, 2012, at Miami International Airport at 5:45 pm, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus with 240 passengers aboard was taxiing when it struck an Air France 777-300 with 350 passengers at the gate. Impact occurred between Concourses J and H. A passenger aboard the Air France plane said the impact felt like an... »

Pilatus Damaged During Taxi

Saturday, December 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

December 19, 2012, Dalosto Aircraft Leasing LLC Pilatus PC-12/45 was taxiing at Chippewa County Airport when it hit a fence. The four people aboard were not injured but the plane sustained some damage. IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 412CU Make/Model: PC12 Description: PC-12, Eagle Date: 12/19/2012 Time: 0835 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N... »

Taxi Damage in Las Vegas

Friday, October 26, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-83 Where: LAS VEGAS When: October 23, 2012 Why: On taxi, the wingtip of the MD-83 struck a perimeter fence gate. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Flight 679 Allegiant Wing Strikes Fuel Truck

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Allegiant Airlines MD-83 en route from Springfield Branson Airport to Orlando Where: Sanford Florida When: May 18, 2012 19:18 Why: On the ground during taxi, the MD-83’s left wing struck a fuel truck. No injuries were reported. There was some minor damage to the airplane. Download article as PDF »

LA: Virgin Australia Towing Accident Strands Passengers

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
By George Hatcher
LA:  Virgin Australia Towing Accident Strands Passengers

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Thanat W. What: Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300 en route from Los Angeles to Brisbane Where: Los Angeles When: Oct 15th 2010 Why: While being towed to the gate, the plane’s wing struck a hangar which cause substantial damage to the wing. Passengers were left... »

Ryanair Encounters Tarmac Ice on Taxi

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Encounters Tarmac Ice on Taxi

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Stuart JR What: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 en route from Dublin to Prestwick Where: Prestwick When: Dec 23rd 2009 Who: 129 passengers Why: After a successful landing, the flight was being taxied off when it encountered ice. It slid off the runway. Passengers debarked on... »

Tarmac Fatality

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Canadian North Airlines Boeing 737-200 Where: Calgary International Airport When: Dec 21, 2009 6 a.m. Who: 1 (non-flight) crew Why: During a standard de-icing procedure engaged in flight preparation on a loaded passenger transport, a Servisair ground worker fell out of a cherry picker (bucket truck), striking the tarmac more than 8 feet... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • BSF plane crash probe panel castigates force's air wing for 'non existent safety culture'
    NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force's (BSF) air wing — which routinely flies top VVIPs, especially of the home ministry — has been severely castigated by a government panel set up to probe the crash of a BSF Beechcraft Super King Air B 200 soon after takeoff from Delhi airport in December 2015, ...
  • Airport simulates emergency plane-crash
    Meant to reflect a real-life scenario as much as possible, the drill involved approximately 20 plane crash “victims” — portrayed by Adams County Christian School, high school students — who donned makeup that simulated grave injuries. Some of those simulating the most serious injuries even had fake ...
  • Jus' Bekoz: Win with dignity
    At least two of them, and possibly more of those who secretly were complicit and in vile agreement. One Mountaineer fan reportedly chortled something about a plane crash in a bar in Charleston, as reported by a Twitter person, in describing Marshall's loss to in-state rival West Virginia in last Sunday's ...
  • No denying Michigan on path to the Final Four
    ... even went through a plane crash and did everything. The team before that had five NBA first-rounders on it." One thing Beilein will be able to count on Saturday is that his squad will be well-supported. Roughly 2,000 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan, fans turned Staples Center into a quasi-home game.
  • Nepal plane crash victim Piyash Roy's body reaches home
    Barisal, Mar 23 (UNB) – The body of Piyash Roy, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, reached his home in Shitla Khola area of the city early Friday. An ambulance carrying the body arrived here around 3.30am. Earlier, family members received Piyash's body from Hazrat Shah Jalal ...
  • MSP end plane crash victim recovery effort
    Photo by: Photo courtesy Natural Resources Police A Natural Resources Police boat joins a Maryland State Police Boat during search and recovery operations for a plane crash that occurred on March 1. Police announced they ended operations on March 16. The body of the pilot was recovered, but the ...
  • Family finally learns fate of Canadian shot down over Germany in 1944
    ... one of their families finally has answers about their grandfather's last day during the war. “All we knew (was) that our grandfather was shot down in a plane crash,” Linda Sargeant told CTV News. “I don't think we knew where it was.” “You hear all these different stories,” her sister Laura Sargeant added.
  • PIA plane crash: Victim families being kept in the dark, PHC moved
    PESHAWAR: Member National Assembly (MNA) from Chitral and brother of one of the victims of a Pakistan International Airlines flight crash on Thursday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking directions for the government to release final investigation report and compensation to legal heirs of ...
  • How a Vermont author is reaching reluctant readers
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Have you had trouble getting your young son to sit down and read? It can be a challenge and you're not alone. On average, girls have outscored boys on reading assessments for decades both here in the U.S. and abroad. The reasons why are not always clear. But parents ...
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan's Sweet 16 run brings Austin Hatch back to Los Angeles
    Austin Hatch's one year in Los Angeles was mostly spent grieving, after he survived a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother. Eight years earlier, he had survived a separate crash during which his mother, brother and sister died. So when Hatch, now a student assistant at Michigan, returned to ...


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