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CargoLogicAir Plane Drops Flap Track Fairing Near Munich

Saturday, May 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
CargoLogicAir Plane Drops Flap Track Fairing Near Munich

CargoLogicAir flight CLU-473 dropped a flap track fairing near Munich, Germany, on May 19th. The Boeing 747-400 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was on approach to Munich when a flap track fairing from the right wing fell off. The plane continued for a safe landing. The fairing part was later recovered by the local... »

Nepal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in New Delhi

Monday, September 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nepal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in New Delhi

Nepal Airlines flight RA-218 had to return and make an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on September 11th. The plane took off for Kathmandu, Nepal, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a wing flap malfunction. The plane landed safely. All 160 people aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

EasyJet Plane Returns to the Stand after Spanner was Spotted in the Wing

Friday, March 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
EasyJet Plane Returns to the Stand after Spanner was Spotted in the Wing

A 25-year-old Swiss passenger prevented a potential aviation disaster after reporting that a spanner was stuck in the plane’s wing. Just moments before the EasyJet flight EZS1465 was scheduled to take off, Christophe spotted the spanner and immediately told the airline personnel. According to the airline, “easyJet can confirm that EZS1465 from Geneva to... »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Hillsborough Township after Wing Damage

Monday, September 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Hillsborough Township after Wing Damage

A 1993 Mooney M20M aircraft made a controlled emergency landing at Central Jersey Regional Airport, Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, on September 19. The Pennsylvania-bound plane was taking off from the airport when its left wing touched a chain link fence adjacent to the runway, causing damage and forcing the pilot to make an emergency... »

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Michigan

Sunday, July 12, 2015
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Michigan

United Airlines flight 2910 made an emergency landing at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Michigan, at around 2:15 A.M. on July 8. The Embraer 145 regional jet was on its way from Denver, Colorado to Traverse City in Michigan, when it had to declare emergency after experiencing trouble with its wing flaps. The plane... »

6ft Part of Wing Came Loose; CityJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing in London

Friday, May 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
6ft Part of Wing Came Loose; CityJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing in London

On May 15, a CityJet flight en route from London to Florence had to return and make an emergency landing after a part of its wing became partially detached. According to a CityJet spokesperson, “The WX 281 flight had just taken off from London City Airport on its way to Florence when the cover... »

Delta Flight 5322 Lands in Emergency at Springfield-Branson National Airport

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
By George Hatcher
Delta Flight 5322 Lands in Emergency at Springfield-Branson National Airport

A regional flight of Delta airlines made an uneventful emergency landing at Springfield-Branson National Airport after a problem in its wing flaps was identified. The Flight 5322 was carrying 50 passengers when shortly after take off, issues with its flaps were noticed. The pilots then returned towards Springfield, circled around the airport to burn... »

American Airline Diverts again. Really?

Monday, October 8, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: American Airlines Boeing 737 en route from Dallas to Orange County Where: LAX When: October 6, 2012 Who: 162 people aboard Why: American Airlines had another emergency Saturday, with a Dallas-Orange County flight making an diverting to LAX’s longer runways. The emergency diversion was needed due to a wing flap problem. Flaps help... »

US Airways Flight Diverts to Boston

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: U S Airways en route from Rhode Island Where: Boston When: Dec 27, 2010 Who: 80 passengers Why: While en route, the plane developed problems with the wing flaps. The flight diverted to Boston where they made a safe landing at Logan International. Download article as PDF »

UA Lands in Casper

Friday, December 3, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: United Airlines/Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 en route from Denver to Casper Where: Casper/Natrona County Airport When: 10:30 am Who: 43 passengers Why: On approach, the plane developed a mechanical problem with its wing flap. The plane landed safely, and was sent to maintenance for work on the wing flaps. Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • News about plane crash in Rostov-on-Don not true
    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry's southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday. "The information is not true," they said. A source at Platov Airport ...
  • People gather in Moscow to light candles for plane crash victims
    (12 Feb 2018) People gathered outside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on Monday night, to pay their respects to the 71 people killed in Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 regional jet, bound for Orsk in the southern Urals, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo ...
  • Nehru promoted Netaji crash theory without conclusive evidence
    It has been observed that Nehru, right from the beginning, tried to suppress facts on Netaji's disappearance and promoted the plane crash theory without any conclusive evidence to establish the same. If we accept Ashis Ray's contention that the Netaji mystery could not be solved as relationship ...
  • Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji's demise
    “As evidence became available from the mid-1950s, the only consistent story about Netaji's demise remains his death in a plane crash on 18 August 1945. For me personally, this fact was brought home most strikingly when I had the opportunity to be present during the interview of one of the survivors of ...
  • Commentary: Russian general plots our cyber downfall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, observes a minute of silence with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov, third right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and others before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt, at Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, ...
  • 13 dead in Mexico plane crash near earthquake epicentre
    Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 17 (ANI): As many as 13 persons have been killed after a helicopter carrying officials, assessing the damage caused by a powerful earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico. Mexican state">state Oaxaca's attorney general's office said that 12 people were killed at the scene and ...
  • Candlelit vigil in Moscow in memory of plane crash dead
    (12 Feb 2018) A candle-lit vigil was held outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Monday evening for victims of Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 twi...
  • Lebanon's Al Bustan festival launches 25th edition with sense of 'mission accomplished'
    She won the seat previously held by her father, who died in a plane crash in the Mediterranean off Beirut in a heavy storm. Bustani, who had two small children, quickly determined she had no desire for a political life and stepped down after a year. With the outbreak of war in 1975, Bustani looked […]
  • Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today
    Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today Such was the case with the elusive Flight 870 from Italy, which crashed for reasons that still have not been determined. The mystery surrounding it continues to perplex not just surviving friends and family of those who ...
  • I Love to Read
    Captain Hiebert was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in northern Ontario. Shirley's career has been in health care, much of it in remote northern communities as a nurse practitioner and researcher. Her PhD research was done in collaboration with First Nations. Her newly released The Captain's Widow ...

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