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Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cameroon

Friday, December 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cameroon

Air France flight AF-953 made an emergency landing in Douala, Cameroon, on November 28th. The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bird Strikes

Saturday, November 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bird Strikes

Thomas Cook flight MT-1033 made an emergency landing in Banjul, Gambia, on November 8th. The plane had just departed for Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, when it encountered a flock of ducks. The birds impacted both engines and the landing gear, forcing the crew to return for an emergency landing. The plane landed safely. All... »

TAP Portugal Plane Diverts to Africa due to Bird Ingestion

Saturday, July 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
TAP Portugal Plane Diverts to Africa due to Bird Ingestion

TAP Portugal flight TP-1534 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Amílcar Cabral International Airport, Cape Verde, Africa, on July 28th. The Airbus A320-200 flying from Praia to Lisbon, Portugal, had to divert due to bird ingestion by one of its engines. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article... »

All 25 Survived after U.S. Marine Helicopter Crashed into Arabian Sea

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By George Hatcher
All 25 Survived after U.S. Marine Helicopter Crashed into Arabian Sea

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed into the Arabian Sea on September 1. The helicopter belonging to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed during landing on the Mesa Verde. According to the press release issued by the Navy, “The aircraft was carrying the Marines and sailors back to USS Mesa Verde... »

Fatal Crash during Secunda Airshow

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Fatal Crash during Secunda Airshow

Photographer Gary Shephard A Red Bull Extra 300 aircraft crashed on October 12 during a Secunda airshow in Mpumalanga. The engine appeared to stall when the pilot came out of a dive. The plane leveled out, made it to the ground and skidded seventy meters. When the plane caught fire, the pilot, Glen Dell,... »

Unbalanced McDonnell Douglas?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Unbalanced McDonnell Douglas?

An Ethiopian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Cargo plane fell on its tail. The cargo plane may have had an unbalanced load. The incident occurred during loading or unloading; and the plane is reported to be back in service. Download article as PDF »

8 Die in Botswana Crash

Monday, October 17, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Moremi Air Cessna 208B Grand Caravan en route from Xakanaka Airstrip to Pom Pom Camp Airstrip Where: Xaxanaka (Botswana) When: OCT 14 2011 Who: 12 aboard, 8 fatalities Why: A Moremi Air Cessna crashed in Botswana in the Okavango Delta soon after takeoff. Fatalities include the pilot and seven tourists. Four Swedes, two... »

Nabo Rings Danger and Caution over African Skies (and Spreading)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
By George Hatcher
Nabo Rings Danger and Caution over African Skies (and Spreading)

It is June 15, three days after Eritrea’s Nabo volcano erupted, and traffic is still being disrupted. Ethiopian Airlines announced flights to Northern Ethiopia, Dijbouti and Kartoum are still disrupted by the ash cloud, although their other flights are running smoothly. Care is being taken because the ash, which is mainly made up of... »

4 Survive Antonov Crash offshore Gabon, Africa

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
4 Survive Antonov Crash offshore Gabon, Africa

What: DHL Aviation (leased from Solenta Aviation) Antonov 26 Where: 2.3 km S of Libreville Airport, Gabon When: 06 JUN 2011 Who: 2 crew 2 passengers Why: The flight had permission to land when it began experiencing a hydraulic problem, and was flying with difficulty when it crashed into the sea near Libreville Airport.... »

Blacklisted by the EU: Air Madagascar

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By George Hatcher
Blacklisted by the EU:  Air Madagascar

According to a unanimous decision by the European Commission’s Air Safety Committee, Air Madagascar is the latest Airline blacklisted by the EU. The decision was made during the 5 – 7 April meeting. In some areas, 98 per cent of ICAO safety standards were not met. All airlines from Mozambique have been added because... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Man dies in glider aircraft crash in NSW
    Emergency services were called to Piper's Airfield in Eglinton near Bathurst just after 1pm on Sunday after reports a powered glider had crashed and ignited a grassfire. The 75-year-old male pilot died at the scene, police say. A male pilot has died in a glider plane crash in central NSW. Photo: 7 News.
  • Bathurst glider crash, emergency services called | Photos, pictures
    PHOTOS: Plane crash in Bathurst. Update 3.56pm. A 75-YEAR-OLD man was killed in a glider crash near Bathurst on Sunday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the Piper's Airfield at Eglinton just before 1pm following reports that a glider had crashed into a field. The wreckage was located in ...
  • Plane crash into river in illinios
    KG/BARKLEY/DAVIS/"DONT UNDERSTAND HOW SOME OF THE ALL STARS MADE IT ON THE TEAM - Duration: 2:05. MONEY TIME No views. New · 2:05 · RICKY MARTIN - Duration: 2:49. MONEY TIME 27 views. New · 2:49 · FS2004 - Disaster in The Potomac (Air Florida Flight 90) RE-UPLOADED ...
  • Military families gather in San Diego for updates on loved ones missing-in-action
    Former Marine Cpl. Ruben Valencia spoke highly of his childhood friend Navy journalist Raul Antonion Guerra, whose remains from a plane crash during the Vietnam War were recovered in June 2007. (JOHN GASTALDO). During a remembrance ceremony, the relatives held up photographs and ...
  • Two years after BSF officer died in plane crash, children still wait for pension
    NEW DELHI: Saloni, the 23-year-old daughter of Border Security Force (BSF) Sub-Inspector Ravindra Kumar, who died in a plane crash at Indira Gandhi International Airport in 2015, doesn't think that the security forces take good care of families of deceased personnel. “My father died in December 2015 ...
  • Bathurst place crash, emergency services called | Photos, pictures
    Police, fire, ambulance and rescue crews were called to Piper's Airfield in Eglinton just after 1pm on Sunday with reports a place had crashed which had then ignited a grass fire. NSW Rural Fire Service Operational Officer Brett Taylor confirmed a plane had crashed. “A powered glider was on fire when it ...
  • Noteworthy
    MLB: Although an autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year, it is unclear whether the drugs played a role as the NTSB hasn't identified a cause of the crash.
  • Roy Halladay's autopsy reveals he had drugs in his system during plane crash
    The autopsy of former All-Star Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay was released, showing he had drugs in his system when he crashed his small plane off the coast of Florida last year. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.
  • Caught plane crash
    Top 5 Area 51 Breakins of 2016 (From Crossing the Border to Breaking Through the Gates) - Duration: 8:58. TOP 5 ALLTIME 2,442,850 views · 8:58 · Top 10 Aircraft Crashes - Duration: 4:09. GoldenTop10s 10,489,088 views · 4:09 · PLANE CRASH IN VIRTUAL REALITY - Duration: 20:19.
  • Skiers remember a fallen friend while hitting the slopes
    LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Skiers in our area took to the slopes Saturday while also remembering the life of a fellow skier. Mount La Crosse held its annual Dan Nagy Memorial ski race Saturday afternoon. Nagy was a skier who would ski at Mt. La Crosse before he died just over a decade ago […]

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