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#9M-MRO Fender Bender long before Flight MH370

Saturday, March 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
#9M-MRO Fender Bender long before Flight MH370

This is not the first time we have met this Malaysia Airlines Boeing. Our first meeting with #9M-MRO was when it had a fender bender at Shanghai-Pudong International when it was taxiing and bumped the tail of a China Eastern Airlines A340 plane, B-6050. The Boeing wingtip broke off; and the tail of the... »

Emergency Sun Country Diversion to Detroit

Saturday, April 20, 2013
By George Hatcher

On April 18, 2013, on landing in Lansing Michigan, a Boeing 737 owned by SUN COUNTRY suffered an incident. Almost landing, actually. We presume gusty conditions. On approach, a wing struck the runway. The crew aborted the landing, and diverted to Detroit where they made a safe landing. There were no injuries reported and... »

Mayaguana Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 3 in Vehicle

Sunday, April 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Mayaguana Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 3 in Vehicle

On April 4, 2013 about 12:30 am, a Leair Charter Service Limited Cessna 402C was landing in the process of a medical evacuation and collided with a parked truck being used to illuminate the runway. The pilot and passenger in the plane survived. The vehicle caught on fire, killing three occupants. The fatalities are... »

Sol Linéas Aéreas Exits Runway with Propellor, Wing Damage

Thursday, January 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Sol Linéas Aéreas Exits Runway with Propellor, Wing Damage

What: Sol Linéas Aéreas Saab 340A en route from Mendoza to Neuquén to Comodoro Rivadavia. Where: El Plumerillo airport, Mendoza Argentina When: Jan 2, 2013 Who: 33 aboard, 30 passengers, 3 crew, no fatalities Why: On takeoff, the Sol Linéas Aéreas flight exited the runway with a jammed wheel. A wing touched the ground... »

Spicejet Wing Hits Post on Runway

Friday, December 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
Spicejet Wing Hits Post on Runway

What: SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 en route from Delhi to Hyderabad Where: Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport When: Dec 6 2012 Who: 142 aboard Why: During taxi, the plane’s wing struck a lamp post, canceling the flight for 142 passengers. A damaged wing will require inspection before the plane can return to service. Spicejet issued a... »

Planes Scrape at Jakarta Airport

Friday, August 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Planes Scrape at Jakarta Airport

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Paul Spijkers What: Lion Air Boeing 737-900 Where: Jakarta Indonesia When: August 24, 2012, 3:35 a.m. Who: no fatalities Why: The right wing of Lion Air Boeing 737-900(PK-LFL) grazed the tail of (PK-OCU)Airfast Indonesia MD 82 which was improperly parked. (The incident appears to... »

Flight 679 Allegiant Wing Strikes Fuel Truck

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Allegiant Airlines MD-83 en route from Springfield Branson Airport to Orlando Where: Sanford Florida When: May 18, 2012 19:18 Why: On the ground during taxi, the MD-83’s left wing struck a fuel truck. No injuries were reported. There was some minor damage to the airplane. Download article as PDF »

Agni Air Crash Fatalities sent to Kathmandu

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Agni Air Crash  Fatalities sent to Kathmandu

Identification of the 15 victims of the Agni Air Crash in Nepal is going to be a difficult task, due to the condition of the remains. The six survivors have been hospitalized in from critical to serious condition. A six year old, and a nine year old along with their father, are among the... »

Fort Lauderdale: Jet Blue Bird Strike

Friday, December 3, 2010
By George Hatcher
Fort Lauderdale: Jet Blue Bird Strike

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Mario Aurich – AirTeamImages What: Jetblue Airbus A320-200 from Hartford to Fort Lauderdale Where: Fort Lauderdale When: Dec 2nd 2010 6:10 pm Why: The flight was landing in Fort Lauderdale when there was a bird strike which damaged the flaps. A replacement plane was... »

Lufthansa Wing Strike

Thursday, March 4, 2010
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Wing Strike

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gerry Stegmeier What: Lufthansa A320-200 en route from Munich to Hamburg Where: Hamburg When: Mar 1 2008 Who: 132 passengers and 5 crew Why: On approach to Hamburg in stormy windy (47 knot wind gusts) weather, the left wing struck the runway on an... »

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  • Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney https://t.co/nCHPM9UtuV
    about 3 hours ago
  • Air Creebec Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield https://t.co/hVfxpsxTdo
    about 4 hours ago
  • Azur Air Flight Returns to Moscow due to Cabin Pressurization Problem https://t.co/OfVeAT5YXm
    about 4 hours ago
  • Small Plane Crashes near Buckeye, Arizona; Two Killed https://t.co/bemT3kbKoA
    about 4 hours ago
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    about 10 hours ago