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Air Asia X Plane Diverts to Australia after Bird Strike

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air Asia X Plane Diverts to Australia after Bird Strike

Air Asia X flight D7-207 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport, Queensland, Australia, on July 3rd. The Airbus A330-300 flying from Coolangatta, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had to divert due to bird strike resulting in engine problems. The plane landed uneventfully. All 345 passengers and 14 crew members... »

Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Thursday, June 29, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Qantas flight QF-93 had to divert for an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on June 29th. The plane heading from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, California, was diverted after an indicator light in the cockpit switched on. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

AirAsia X Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Perth

Monday, June 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
AirAsia X Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Perth

AirAsia X flight D7-237 made an emergency landing in Perth, Australia, on June 25th. The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but had to turn back after it began shaking mid-air due to an engine issue. The plane landed back safely. All three hundred and fifty-nine people aboard remained uninjured. Download... »

China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Monday, June 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

China Eastern Airlines flight MU-736 had to return for an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on June 11th. The Airbus A330-200 plane took off for Shanghai, China, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an engine issue. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Malaysia Airlines Plane Returns to Melbourne After Passenger Tries to Enter Cockpit

Friday, June 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
Malaysia Airlines Plane Returns to Melbourne After Passenger Tries to Enter Cockpit

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-128 had to return and make an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, on May 31st. The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but had to turn back after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit and claimed that he had a bomb. The passenger, identified as a 25-year-old... »

Light Plane Crashes in South Australia; 3 Killed

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By George Hatcher

A light plane crashed near the Renmark Aerodrome, Old Calperum, South Australia, on the evening of May 30th. The Cessna 441 Conquest II was on a routine crew check flight at the time. All three pilots were killed in the crash. The decreased were identified as Paul Daw, 65, Martin Scott, 48, and Stephen... »

Skippers Aviation Plane Returns to Perth due to Engine Issue

Saturday, May 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Skippers Aviation Plane Returns to Perth due to Engine Issue

A Skippers Aviation flight made an emergency landing in Perth, Australia, on May 26th. The plane took off for Leinster, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an engine issue. The plane landed back safely. There were 50 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

PAL Philippine Airlines Plane Returns to Australia due to Problem with Landing Gear

Monday, April 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
PAL Philippine Airlines Plane Returns to Australia due to Problem with Landing Gear

PAL Philippine Airlines flight PR-212 had to return and make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport, Australia, on April 23rd. The Airbus A340-300 en-route to Manila, Philippines, had to return after the captain failed to retract its landing gear. The plane landed safely. All 220 passengers and 12 crew members remained safe. Download article... »

Skippers Aviation Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Thursday, April 20, 2017
By George Hatcher

A Skippers Aviation plane made an emergency landing in Meekatharra, Australia, on April 18th. The plane took off for Leinster, Australia, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained safe. Australia’s TSB is investigating the incident. Download article... »

Qantas Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Sunday, April 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qantas Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Qantas Airways flight QF-495 made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, on April 7th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Sydney, Australia, was on approach to Melbourne when the crew reported an unsafe gear indication. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

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