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Cathay Dragon Flight Returns to Hong Kong due to Landing Gear Issue

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
Cathay Dragon Flight Returns to Hong Kong due to Landing Gear Issue

Cathay Dragon flight KA-618 had to return and make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on April 24th. The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Xiamen, China, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with the landing gear. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.... »

China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Shanghai

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Shanghai

China Eastern Airlines flight MU-721 had to return and make an emergency landing in Shanghai, China, on April 15th. The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Hong Kong, China, but had to return shortly afterwards after a burning odor and haze was noticed in the cabin. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and... »

Bird-Hit China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Safe Landing in Xiamen

Monday, April 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Safe Landing in Xiamen

China Eastern Airlines flight MU-5665 made a safe landing after a bird strike near Xiamen, China, on April 1st. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Shanghai, China, was on approach to Xiamen when a bird hit it. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

KLM Flight Rejects Take Off From Beijing

Sunday, March 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
KLM Flight Rejects Take Off From Beijing

KLM flight KL-898 had to reject take off from Beijing, China, on March 11th. The Boeing 747-400 plane was accelerating to take off for Amsterdam, Netherlands, when one of the engines emitted streaks of flames and a loud bang. The crew subsequent rejected take off and stopped at the runway. Download article as PDF »

Cathay Pacific Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Cathay Pacific Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Cathay Pacific flight CX-9993 had to return and make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on March 6th. The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Zhuhai, China, but had to turn back due to an engine issue. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Sriwijaya Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Guangzhou, China

Sunday, February 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Sriwijaya Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Guangzhou, China

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-1159 had to return and make an emergency landing in Guangzhou, China, on February 22nd. The plane took off for Bali, Indonesia, but had to turn back after the crew received indication of an open passenger door. The plane landed back safely. There were 180 passengers and 12 crew members aboard... »

Spring Airlines Flight Diverts to Shenyang, China

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Spring Airlines Flight Diverts to Shenyang, China

Spring Airlines flight 9C-8617 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Shenyang, China, on February 18th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Harbin, China, to Nagoya, Japan, was diverted after a smartphone and a power bank caught fire in the overhead locker. The crew had cooled down the items before the plane... »

Etihad Airways Flight Returns to Hong Kong due to Flaps Control Issue

Friday, January 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
Etihad Airways Flight Returns to Hong Kong due to Flaps Control Issue

Etihad Airways flight EY-833 had to return and make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on January 11th. The Airbus A330-200 plane took off for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a flaps control problem. The plane landed safely after burning off excess fuel. All passengers... »

Qatar Airways Plane Returns to Hong Kong with Cracked Windshield

Sunday, January 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qatar Airways Plane Returns to Hong Kong with Cracked Windshield

Qatar Airways flight QR-817 had to return and make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on December 30th. The Boeing 787-800 plane took off for Doha, Qatar, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew noticed a cracked windshield. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

Cathay Dragon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Friday, December 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
Cathay Dragon Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Cathay Dragon flight KA-169 made an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on December 11th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Kolkata, India, was on approach to Hong Kong when the crew declared an emergency due to an issue with the flaps. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

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