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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... »

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    A pilot escaped injury from a plane crash on the Columbia River. The crash was reported at around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. A statement from OSP said initial reports indicated the plane was upside down in the water on a sandbar. Coast Guard and OSP boats were nearby due to a different ...
  • UPDATE: Authorities Investigating Pierce County Plane Crash
    PIERCE – Authorities are on the scene of a plane crash in rural Pierce County. According to Pierce County Sheriff Rich Eberhardt confirmed that the single occupant of the aircraft was deceased. Pierce County 911 dispatcher said that at 7:45 PM 5 miles north and west of Pierce near the intersection of ...
  • Authorities Investigating Pierce County Plane Crash
    The accident scene is centered near the intersection of Highways 13 and 121 NW of Pierce. Officials from the Nebraska State Patrol, Pierce Fire and Rescue and Pierce Sheriff's Department responded to the scene. There's been no confirmation as to what kind of plane went down, or where it was ...
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    His parents are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Glace Bay and a plaque featuring Donald John MacDonald's name is at the bottom of their tombstone. There's another tombstone in Rheinberg, Germany that bears his name and those of the 22 others who died in the Dakota plane crash in Germany.
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  • Pictured: The incredible moment Red Arrows pilot escaped crash fireball while engineer was ...
    Flames billowing around him, Red Arrows pilot David Stark parachutes to safety after ejecting in the nick of time. Behind him, a massive fireball engulfs his plane as it plummets to earth – and trapped inside is engineer Jonathan Bayliss. The 41-year-old had no chance. He was killed instantly as the ...


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