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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 »

Southwest Emergency Landing at LAX

Thursday, September 10, 2009
By George Hatcher
Southwest Emergency Landing at LAX

Pictured: A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Chris Heaton What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from Phoenix to Burbank Where: LAX When: Sep 8th 2009 Why: When a problem with the wing flaps was detected, the flight diverted from Burbank to LAX to take... »

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