Costa Rica

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

United Airlines flight UA-1516 had to return and make an emergency landing in Liberia, Costa Rica, on April 24th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Houston, Texas, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a ‘maintenance issue’. The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Costa Rica

Saturday, November 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Diverts to Costa Rica

United Airlines flight UA-846 had to divert for an emergency landing in San Jose, Costa Rica, on November 25th. The plane heading from Santiago, Chile, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to electrical problems. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Copa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Copa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

A Copa Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica, at around 10 a.m. on November 30. The pilot declared emergency after a fuel leak alarm went off, indicating fuel leakage from the aircraft’s left wing. The plane landed uneventfully and none of the 118 people... »

Avianca Airlines Jet Returns to San José, Costa Rica

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By George Hatcher
Avianca Airlines Jet Returns to San José, Costa Rica

An Avianca airlines flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica, at around 2 p.m. on November 24. The plane had just taken off for El Salvador when the pilot reported issues with one of the engines and a suspected explosion in a... »

Delta Air Lines Flight 901 Makes Emergency Landing Due to Squabbling Couple

Thursday, March 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
Delta Air Lines Flight 901 Makes Emergency Landing Due to Squabbling Couple

Flight 901 of Delta Air Lines, flying from Atlanta to Costa Rica, had to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman Islands, due to a couple squabbling on their wedding anniversary. According to Raymond Christian, Chief Inspector Royal Cayman Islands police, the groom was arrested on charges of drinking and inappropriate conduct, while the... »

Mooney Flat in Costa Rica

Monday, August 12, 2013
By George Hatcher

None of the four aboard a TT Aviation Services Mooney M20R Ovation when it’s landing gear collapsed on at Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose Costa Rica. At 8:33 am, aircraft registration N10422, was piloted by Venezuelan Alberto Diaz. The plane apparently blew a tire. Pavas Fire trucks were on hand but their services... »

Multiple Flats on Landing in Costa Rica

Saturday, October 20, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: TACA airlines Airbus A321-200 en route from El Salvador to San José Costa Rica Where: Costa Rica When: October 18, 2012 Who: 146 passengers, 7 crew Why: On touchdown, three tires burst on the wet runway, resulting in an emergency landing. The plane skidded and spun to the right and when it came... »

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