Costa Rica

JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Strong Odor in Cabin

Sunday, June 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Strong Odor in Cabin

JetBlue flight B6-39 made an emergency landing in San Jose, Costa Rica, on June 7th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was descending toward San Jose when the crew noticed a strong odor in the cabin and declared an emergency. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

Thursday, June 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

American Airlines flight AA-986 made an emergency landing in San Jose, Costa Rica, on June 6th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, was on final approach to San Jose when the crew received an unsafe gear indication and went around. The crew subsequently performed a manual gear extension and... »

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... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Southampton Business Owner Killed In San Diego Plane Crash
    SOUTHAMPTON, NY — The owner of a Southampton beach club was killed after a plane he was a passenger in crashed into home Saturday afternoon in San Diego. A post by 27east.com first identified Robert Stelling, 50, of Southampton as one of two passengers who died after the single-engine, ...
  • Plane Crash Red Team Stranded On A Island
    Watch 98faa9dc-0253-428c-b292-04149d0408de's video, made in Plotagon. Plane Crash Red Team Stranded On A Island.
  • That Time LeBron James Was 100 Percent Sure He Was Going to Die in a Plane Crash
    Back in June, one of LeBron James' former teammates, Drew Gooden, revealed that LeBron once told him he thought he could survive a plane crash if he was ever involved in one. According to Gooden, LeBron said he would simply stuff his shirt and pants with a ton of pillows and then jump out of […]
  • Remembering the Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
    Lawrence was killed in a plane crash in 1967 and never got to space, but is acknowledged for his historic achievement. Department of Defense/Public Domain. However, the MOL never launched its mission; funding struggles, competition with NASA and other Department of Defense projects, and ...
  • Emergency landing ends with plane crash in Kossuth County ditch
    ALGONA | An instructor and a student pilot walked away from a plane crash Saturday near Algona Municipal Airport. The instructor and student pilot took off northwest in a 1958 Cessna 172 plane, when the engine quit at about 600 feet, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
  • DOJ Releases Names Of Plane Crash Victims
    The plane crash occurred on the evening of Dec. 7 at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. All five people on board were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), Transportation Disaster Assistance Division, is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fatal crash. The crash ...
  • No Injuries in Plane Crash at Algona Airport
    (Algona)--No one was injured in the crash of an airplane Saturday at the Algona Municipal Airport. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office, an instructor and a student pilot were taking off in a 1958 Cessna 172 and were at an altitude of about 600-feet when the engine quit. The instructor turned ...
  • Divers search Lake Harney for plane wreckage
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Seminole County Sheriff's Office divers spent Monday searching for the wreckage of a plane that plunged into Lake Harney Friday, killing all three people aboard. The bodies of pilot Kamalesh Naik, 56, of Sanford, and passengers Men Tao, 22, and Hou Xupeng, 23, both of ...
  • Crews work to recover plane wreckage from Lake Harney
    Dive teams are searching the murky waters of Lake Harney Monday, hoping to recover wreckage from a plane crash that killed three people last week. Even though the water at the crash site is only 10-feet deep, visibility has been an issue for divers. Advertisement. The Federal Aviation Administration ...
  • No Injuries In Kossuth County Plane Crash
    No one is injured in a plane crash over the weekend in Kossuth County, Iowa. Authorities say an instructor and student pilot were taking off in a 1958 Cessna plane when the engine quit at 600 feet. The instructor turned back to the southwest to try to land on the grass runway, but high winds […]

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