Costa Rica

Plane Crashes in Costa Rica; 12 Killed, Including 10 Americans

Sunday, December 31, 2017
By George Hatcher

A Nature Air plane crashed in the mountains of Guanacaste in Costa Rica, on December 31st. The incident happened shortly after the plane took off for Juan Santamaria International Airport. There were twelve people aboard at the time, including ten US citizens and two local crew members. All of them were killed in the... »

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

  • 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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