Thrust Reverser

Germanwings Flight Rejects Take Off from Hamburg

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
Germanwings Flight Rejects Take Off from Hamburg

Germanwings flight 4U-7046 rejected take off from Hamburg, Germany, on October 31st. The plane was accelerating to take off for Stuttgart, Germany, when the crew rejected take off due to asymmetric thrust. The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Private Jet with 9 Onboard Crash-Lands at Marco Island Executive Airport

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By George Hatcher

A private plane crash-landed at Marco Island Executive Airport in Naples, Florida, on March 1. According to the FAA, the Canadair CL-600 was attempting to land at the airport when the pilot noticed a fault in reverse thrusters. The plane was flying from Florida Keys Marathon Airport at the time. Authorities said the plane... »

US Airways Flight Returned to Bluegrass Airport for Emergency Landing

Monday, June 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
US Airways Flight Returned to Bluegrass Airport for Emergency Landing

A US Airways flight returned to Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky, immediately after taking off at around 12:40 p.m. on June 14 and made a safe emergency landing. The small plane was scheduled to go to Philadelphia with 33 people on-board. Airport officials said that the decision for emergency landing was made after the thrust... »

DC-10 with Faulty Reverser Returns to Calgary

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
DC-10 with Faulty Reverser Returns to Calgary

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Andre Oferta What: Kelowna McDonnell Douglas DC-10 en route from Calgary to Hamilton Where: Calgary When: Apr 29th 2012 Who: 3 crew Why: A flight from Calgary to Hamilton returned back in Calgary after an engine was shut down with a faulty “thrust reverser”... »

Flawed Airbus Reverser Cancels Freight Flight

Saturday, November 27, 2010
By George Hatcher
Flawed Airbus Reverser Cancels Freight Flight

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Johannes Klinghardt What: Emirates Airbus A340-300 en route from Zurich to Dubai Where: Zurich When: Nov 26th 2010 Why: On its takeoff run, pilots reported thrust reverser issues. They rejected takeoff and the flight was cancelled for maintenance. Download article as PDF »

Airbus Thrust Reverser Malfunctions

Monday, January 11, 2010
By George Hatcher
Airbus Thrust Reverser Malfunctions

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer F. Camirand What: Air Canada Airbus A320-200 en route from Toronto, Canada to El Catey Dominican Republic Where: Toronto When: Jan 10th 2010 Who: not available Why: After takeoff, the Airbus thrust reverser malfunctioned and the crew had to return to the airport. They... »

PR Newswire: Multiple Lawsuits Against TAM Airlines

Sunday, March 30, 2008
By George Hatcher

Masry and Vititoe Partners, MIAMI, March 26 /PRNewswire/ PRESS RELEASE — Internationally recognized aviation attorneys Steven C. Marks and Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid with the Podhurst Orseck law firm have filed a series of lawsuits on behalf of families of passengers killed in Brazil’s worst airline disaster. On July 17, 2007, 199 people perished when... »

Tam Air Suit Filed

Thursday, March 27, 2008
By George Hatcher

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)–Relatives of victims of Brazil’s Tam Air CRASH filed suit in Miami seeking damages in 59 wrongful death complaints. Plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial for pain and suffering, lost value of life, funeral expenses and other damages. The TAM Airlines Flight 3054 crash killed 199 people. Masry and Vititoe’s partner... »

Brazil jet thrust reverser ‘off’

Sunday, February 3, 2008
By George Hatcher
Brazil jet thrust reverser ‘off’

This photograph was produced by Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency.Their website states: “O conteúdo deste site é publicado sob a licença Creative Commons Atribuição 2.5 Brasil”(This photo is published under the Creative Commons License Attribution 2.5 Brazil) The thrust reverser had been deactivated during maintenance checks, the airline confessed. The reverser is... »

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