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KLM Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
KLM Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

KLM flight KL-565 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on January 16th. The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Nairobi, Kenya, but had to turn back after a loose part was observed on a wing. The plane landed back safely. All 376 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Southwest Flight Diverts to San Antonio

Monday, December 14, 2015
By George Hatcher
Southwest Flight Diverts to San Antonio

Southwest flight 987 made an emergency landing in San Antonio, Texas, on December 13. The plane was heading from Austin to Valley International Airport, Harlingen, when the crew noticed that a part of the wing was missing and decided to divert. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 109 passengers and 5 crew members aboard... »

Monarch Airlines Plane Returns to London due to Technical Issue

Monday, October 19, 2015
By George Hatcher
Monarch Airlines Plane Returns to London due to Technical Issue

Monarch Airlines flight ZB654 had to return and make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport, London, at around 11:30 A.M. on October 18. The Airbus A321, flying to Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, Spain, had to return due to a technical issue. According to the passengers, a piece of the wing was seen hanging off.... »

Airbus A-380 Wing Crack problems are an Issue: (video)

Saturday, March 17, 2012
By George Hatcher

Fatigue cracking not as a result of stress but because of a manufacturing issue causes widespread concern. The wing problem may cost Airbus a hundred million euros. Airbus will have to compensate airlines for the (estimated) five days time planes will be out of service for remediation. Download article as PDF »

Cracked Wing Brackets Allegedly Under Control According to Airbus Top Brass

Monday, February 13, 2012
By George Hatcher

The SINGAPORE AIRSHOW AVIATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, held in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow, is a collaborative effort by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Experia Events Pte Ltd, International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Ministry of Transport (MOT). The airshow brings together aviation stakeholders, including Airbus CEO Tom Enders, who had damage control... »

A380 Wing Cracks: Short Term Solution?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
By George Hatcher

According to Airbus, A380 wing cracks (“non-critical wing rib-skin attachments on a limited number of A380 aircraft”) are a non-issue because they “do not make the planes unsafe.” The plan is to use scheduled 4-year maintenance checks called “D-Checks” to screen planes for signs of cracking. We are just curious if this was a... »

Airbus A380 Wings Subject to Cracking

Saturday, January 14, 2012
By George Hatcher
Airbus A380 Wings Subject to Cracking

Cracks have been found on Airbus A380 wings by Singapore Airlines and Qantas. The cracks occurred on the wing ribs of their Airbus A380s. Qantas discovered the problem while repairing a Royce Trent 900 engines blowout in 2010. Airbus says they know the origin and have developed an inspection and repair procedure for scheduled... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Breaking News: Small Aircraft En Route To New Providence 'Missing'
    #AVIATION officials confirmed on Wednesday the apparent disappearance of a small passenger aircraft, which departed Andros en route to New Providence shortly after 8am. #According to Delvin Major, director of the Accident Investigations Department in the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority, officials ...
  • Military plane crash kills three in Turkey
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish army-owned CASA transport plane crashed on Wednesday killing two pilots and a technician who were on a training flight, the military said in a statement. The Spanish-Indonesian made CASA CN 235 took off before noon local time from a main ...
  • Student deaths rock the University of Pennsylvania
    It has been a rough year for me and my fellow peers at the University of Pennsylvania. In just 13 months, nine students tragically lost their lives in a variety of ways from suicide to a plane crash. Just a week ago, Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was found dead, ...
  • Remains of WWII pilot to be buried in Millsboro
    Stanley Stegnerski, last seen in skies above Germany in 1944, soon will be laid to rest in Delaware. Second Lieutenant Stegnerski was a 25-year-old from Chester, Pennsylvania, and a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II Nearly a year and a half after his plane's crash site was ...
  • UPDATE: Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
    SANTA FE — The National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation of the crash of a small plane on a flight from Kansas to New Mexico. The fixed wing-single engine aircraft was unable to maintain altitude due to icing and crashed in a field approximately four miles southeast of Santa ...
  • 3 soldiers killed in Turkish military training plane crash
    ANKARA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane on Wednesday afternoon crashed in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta during training exercises, killing three Turkish crew members. Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement that two pilots and one technician were on ...
  • RC Plane Crash
    My brother and I flew my RC plane in Markeaton park and it crashed in the wind , ripping off the propeller and the tail. !
  • An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash...1 bild
    An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash in Saint-Geoirs, on January 5, 2013. Five people died when their private plane crashed a few moments after taking off from the Grenoble airport in southeastern France, local police said. AFP PHOTO / Jean Pierre Clatot.
  • Three Lives Lost As Military Plane Crashed In Turkey
    Three lives have been reportedly lost in a plane crash on Wednesday in southern Anatolia, Turkey. The transport plane was owned by the Turkish military. According to a statement by the Turkish army, the victims of the plane crash were all military personnel. The statement also revealed that the plane ...
  • Vince Gilligan On The Toughest Jams The 'Breaking Bad' Writers Put Walter White Into
    But then, if you're not being lazy with your storytelling, then it quickly dawns on you, “Well, it can't just be a plane crash out of the blue. That's not Drama 101. It needs to be something that the main character action's put into motion.” So you can't just have a plane crash unless Walter […]

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