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Enter Air Plane Aborts Landing after Getting Caught in Crosswinds at Salzburg Airport

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Enter Air Plane Aborts Landing after Getting Caught in Crosswinds at Salzburg Airport

Enter Air flight E4-503 aborted landing at Salzburg Airport, Austria, on October 29th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was attempting to land in Salzburg amid heavy winds brought by Storm Herwart. However, as the plane was on very short final to the runway, it got caught in the crosswinds and touched... »

Transavia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Transavia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport

Transavia flight HV-5753 made a hard landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport, Morocco, on October 10th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was on final approach to Marrakesh when the crew aborted the approach due to gusting winds. The plane subsequently positioned for another approach but touched down hard. No injuries were reported.... »

Crop-Duster Plane Crashes in California; Pilot Safe

Monday, May 8, 2017
By George Hatcher

A crop-duster plane crashed at the runway of Madera Municipal Airport, California, on the morning of May 7th. The plane had just taken-off when the wind pushed it to the side, resulting it the crash and fire. Pilot Stephen Streeter, who was the only person aboard, walked out safely. Download article as PDF »

Ibex Airlines Plane Returns to Fukuoka, Japan

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By George Hatcher
Ibex Airlines Plane Returns to Fukuoka, Japan

Ibex Airlines flight FW-84 had to return and make an emergency landing in Fukuoka, Japan, on April 17th. The plane that took off for Komatsu, Japan, had to turn back because of high winds. However, on its way back, it experienced loss of cabin pressure due to a fault in air conditioning system, thus... »

Air France Jet Diverts to Belfast International Airport

Friday, November 13, 2015
By George Hatcher
Air France Jet Diverts to Belfast International Airport

Air France flight AF1816 made an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland, on November 12. The plane, en-route from Charles de Gaulle airport, France, to Dublin, Ireland, was diverted after the pilot reported low fuel levels. Authorities said the plane circled Dublin airport before diverting to Belfast but could not land... »

Small Plane Crashed at Cambridge Municipal Airport

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
By George Hatcher

A two-seater 1946 Aeronca Champ aircraft crashed at the Cambridge Municipal Airport in Minnesota, on April 11. According to Trooper Tim Cunningham of the State Highway Patrol’s Cambridge post, “He landed the plane and just began taxiing… A gust of wind came and lifted the plane back into the air. He attempted... »

Small Plane Crashes in Clermont; No Injuries

Monday, March 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crashes in Clermont; No Injuries

A small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood of Clermont, Florida, on March 1. Authorities said the pilot was attempting to land the plane at his house situated behind the 1700 block of Nature Cove Lane but it continued through the fences due a tail wind and rammed into a tree. The pilot, identified... »

Loganair Jet Veers Off Runway in Scotland

Saturday, January 3, 2015
By George Hatcher
Loganair Jet Veers Off Runway in Scotland

A Loganair jet veered off the runway at Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, on January 2. The plane, which was scheduled to take off for Glasgow, was evacuated after it got caught in crosswinds and veered off the runway, injuring 2 passengers. According to the airport authorities, “An outbound aircraft Saab... »

Helicopter Crashed on a Mountain in North Queensland

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashed on a Mountain in North Queensland

A Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed on a big rock on Mount Cook, near Cooktown in north Queensland, Australia, on October 7. Apparently, the helicopter got caught in a strong gust of wind which caused it to flip shortly after it took off about 12:45 p.m. There were 6 people aboard the helicopter at... »

The Mystery of Why?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By George Hatcher

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. I’ve said this too many times to count. Here’s a question: The event below was a maintenance ferry flight. Every time I hear about a post maintenance ferry flight that crashed, I wonder how that maintenance was performed, and what they forgot to do. Maybe they performed maintenance perfectly—I don’t know.... »

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