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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... »

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