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Ten Killed in Colombia Military Helicopter Crash

Friday, January 19, 2018
By George Hatcher

A Colombian army helicopter crashed in Antioquia, Colombia, on January 16th. The Russian-made MI-17 helicopter was carrying ten people when it went down near the town of Segovia. All ten people aboard, including two civilians and eight army personnel, were killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bogota

Saturday, October 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bogota

American Airlines flight AA-984 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on October 4th. The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Miami, Florida, was diverted due to electrical issues. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Aerosucre Flight Rejects Takeoff From Bogota

Saturday, August 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aerosucre Flight Rejects Takeoff From Bogota

An Aerosucre flight had to reject takeoff from Bogota, Colombia, on August 23rd. The Boeing 737-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Puerto Carreno, Colombia, when the crew noticed a blown nose tire and rejected takeoff. The plane became disabled on the runway. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Eight Killed After Military Plane Crashed in Colombia

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By George Hatcher

A military plane crashed in the municipality of Facatativa in Colombia, on May 1st. The plane was flying from Guaymaral airbase, Bogota, to Tolemaida airbase, Melgar, when it went down. There were eight people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download... »

Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Bogota

Thursday, March 30, 2017
By George Hatcher
Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Bogota

A Lineas Aereas Suramericanas plane had to return and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on March 28th. The Boeing 727-200 plane took off for Leticia, Colombia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Avianca Flight Returns for Safe Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

Monday, December 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Avianca Flight Returns for Safe Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

Avianca flight AV-8576 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia, on December 23rd. The Airbus A320-200 had taken off for Valledupar, Colombia, when the crew detected flaps issue mid-air, prompting it to return. The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

VivaColombia Plane Diverts to Medellin due to Suspected Fuel Leak

Friday, December 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
VivaColombia Plane Diverts to Medellin due to Suspected Fuel Leak

VivaColombia flight FC-8170 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Medellin, Colombia, on November 28th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Bogota to San Andres Island, Colombia, was diverted due to a suspected fuel leak. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Avianca Airlines Flight Returns to Bogota due to Hydraulic Failure

Thursday, November 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
Avianca Airlines Flight Returns to Bogota due to Hydraulic Failure

Avianca Airlines flight AV-8562 had to return and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on November 1st. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Bucaramanga, Colombia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely. All 135 passengers and 7 crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Plane Carrying Colombia’s Interior Minister Crash-Lands in Bogota

Sunday, October 30, 2016
By George Hatcher

A plane crash-landed at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, on October 28th. The Anti-Narcotics Police aircraft carrying 10 people, including Colombia’s interior minister Juan Fernando Cristo, was attempting to land at the airport when its landing gear failed. Everyone aboard remained safe. The plane was returning from Pereira, Colombia, at the time.... »

Bird-Hit Avianca Airlines Plane Returns to Bogota

Monday, September 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Avianca Airlines Plane Returns to Bogota

Avianca Airlines flight AV-241 had to return and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on September 24th. The Airbus A319-100 plane took off for Santiago, Chile, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of the engines ingested several birds. The plane landed safely. All 118 people aboard remained unhurt. Download article as... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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