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Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Thursday, November 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Virgin Australia flight VA-646 made a hard landing at Canberra Airport, Australia, on November 19th. The incident happened after the plane flying from Sydney, Australia, encountered wind shear. Authorities said the aircraft’s tail skid and the fuselage contacted the runway. No injuries were reported. Australia’s TSB is investigating. Download article as PDF »

US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

Thursday, August 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

A US Airways jet, performing flight 1851, hit runway lights while trying to land in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 15. Authorities said the Airbus A321 was coming from Atlanta, Georgia, when the pilot reported wind shear. The plane then hit the runway lights while trying to land, damaging the underside of its tail.... »

Lion Air Compensation

Saturday, April 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

Lion Air is compensating the passengers of the plane that crashed in Bali on April 13. The 101 passenger (we don’t know if the 7 crew are included) is handing out $5600 to each passenger. Lion Air is working with Jasa Raharja, an Indonesian insurance company to cover the medical bills for five injured... »

New Lion Air Boeing Carcass Cut in Two for Removal

Thursday, April 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
New Lion Air Boeing Carcass Cut in Two for Removal

The Lion Air jet that crashed short of the runway in Bali is going to be cut into pieces for removal since the plane is too heavy to tow. The wreckage is sitting on top of a reef, rocking with the waves. The cockpit voice recorder was recovered by navy divers. None of the... »

Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Friday, January 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Did this happen because of a random gust of wind? Was this an incident that was invisible or could it have been detected or predicted? You tell me. It’s tragic, whatever the circumstance. On January 17, 2013, ( 13:50 local time), a Habilitaciones Turisticas SA CV Piper PA-31-325 Navajo #XBEZY took off from Angel... »

Balloon Crashes Due to Wind Shear, Pilot lost License

Friday, August 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Balloon Crashes Due to Wind Shear, Pilot lost License

What: Lindstrand LBL 180A Where: Ljubljana Slovenia When: August 23, 2012 Who: 30 passengers, 2 crew, 4 fatalities, 28 injured Why: A hot air balloon with 32 aboard caught fire and crashed into a tree, burning four beyond recognition. At least six children were injured. Then people at the scene were reported resuscitated; eight... »

Military Chopper Goes Down in Colombia

Monday, December 5, 2011
By George Hatcher
Military Chopper Goes Down in Colombia

Pictured: A Colombian Army Blackhawk Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Rogier Westerhuis What: Colombian Blackhawk Where: San Jeronimo mountains When: Dec 3 2011 Who: 4 soldiers, 4 crew Why: The chopper crashed in the San Jeronimo mountains. No one aboard was seriously injured. The team had been deployed to... »

Antonov Overshoots Runway in Rough Weather

Monday, August 8, 2011
By George Hatcher
Antonov Overshoots Runway in Rough Weather

What: IrAero Antonov An-24RV en route from Chita to Blagoveshchensk Where: Blagoveshchensk Airport, Russia When: August 08, 2011 Who: 35 passengers, 5 crew, 10+ injuries Why: On approach to Blagoveshchensk airport, the plane encountered rough weather and overshot the runway. The plane encountered wind shear on approach, injuring ten passengers. The plane lost a... »

Interim Compensation Provided to Pawan Hans Crash Victims

Sunday, April 24, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. Mi-172 Where: Arunachal Pradeshnorth-east India near China border When: April 19 2011 Who: 18 passengers, including two minors, and five crew A committee of inquiry was on Saturday set up to investigate the circumstances that led to the recent crash of the Pawan Hans helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh. After... »

Seventeen Dead In Arunachal Pradesh When Helicopter Smashes Wall, Falls into Gorge

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd Mil Mi-172 en route from Gauhati to Tawang India Where: Tawang India When: April 19, 2011, 13:57 Who: 23 aboard, 17 fatalities Why: The Pawan Hans helicopter Captain Varun Gupta and Captain A. K. Tiwari was flying was approaching the helipad to land in Arunachal Pradesh when it struck... »

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