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Eurowings Flight Diverts to Prague due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Sunday, April 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Eurowings Flight Diverts to Prague due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Eurowings flight EW-5805 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 20th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Hanover, Germany, to Vienna, Austria, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Lufthansa Flight Rejects Take Off Due to Bird Strike

Sunday, December 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Flight Rejects Take Off Due to Bird Strike

Lufthansa flight LH-1403 had to reject take off from Prague, Czech Republic, on December 14th. The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to take off for Frankfurt, Germany, when the crew reported a bird strike and rejected take off. The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article... »

Smartlynx Airlines Plane Rejects Take Off due to Bird Strike

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By George Hatcher
Smartlynx Airlines Plane Rejects Take Off due to Bird Strike

Smartlynx Airlines flight QS-1478 rejected take off from Brno, Czech Republic, on August 28th. The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to take off for Bourgas, Bulgaria, when its right hand engine ingested a bird, prompting the crew to reject take off. The plane safely returned to the apron. There were 139 passengers and 6... »

Vueling Airlines Plane Intercepted by Czech Gripen Fighter Jets

Monday, May 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Vueling Airlines Plane Intercepted by Czech Gripen Fighter Jets

Vueling Airlines flight VY-8549 was intercepted by two Czech Gripen fighter jets on May 27th. The Airbus A320-200, en-route from Helsinki, Finland, to Barcelona, Spain, was about to enter Czech Airspace, however, the crew did not establish contact with Czech Air Traffic Control. Two Gripen fighter jets were therefore dispatched that contacted the flight... »

Eleven Skydivers Die in Polish Plane Crash, Pilot Survives

Saturday, July 5, 2014
By George Hatcher
Eleven Skydivers Die in Polish Plane Crash, Pilot Survives

On July 5, 2014 at around 1600 hours, a private skydiving school was planning a tandem jump from a height of 4000 meters with beginner jumpers harnessed to experienced instructors (opening the parachute at 1700 feet) but instead the exercise met tragedy. The twin engine Piper PA-31P pressurized Navajo skydiving plane crashed, and was... »

Airbus Emergency Landing in Prague

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
Airbus Emergency Landing in Prague

On May 13, 2013, an Aeroflot Airbus A320-214 en route from Sheremetyevo Int’l Moscow to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague made an emergency landing in Prague. The plane landed with emergency services on standby, and was towed from the main runway. Passengers disembarked and were taken to the gate by bus. The tires were damaged... »

Germanwings Airbus Diverts to Prague

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

While a Germanwings Airbus A319-112 was en route from Moscow to Stuttgart, the plane issued warnings. Pilots diverted to Prague-Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) Airport in the Czech Republic. Airport fire and rescue services responded to the scene according to the airport air crash consultant spokesperson THere were 144 passengers and five crew aboard the Airbus... »

Hanger Fire Destroys Planes

Thursday, June 14, 2012
By George Hatcher
Hanger Fire Destroys Planes

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Viktor Gula What: CSA Czech Airlines Avion de Transport Regional ATR-42-500 Where: Prague When: June 9, 2012 Who: 1 injury Why: An explosion occurred in airport hanger “F” (Farms subsidiary CSA – Czech Airlines Technics) that destroyed a seven year old plane leased by... »

An-30B Crash-lands in Fiery Blaze In Cáslav

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
By George Hatcher
An-30B Crash-lands in Fiery Blaze In Cáslav

What: Russian Air Force Antonov An-30B Where: Čáslav Airport, Czech Republic When: 23-MAY-2012 Who: 23 aboard Why: On landing at Čáslav, the pilot lost control, and the plane skidded off the runway. There were fourteen Russians aboard, and 8 Czechs, six of whom were seriously injured. Ten ambulances and two choppers responded to the... »

CSA First Officer Lands Alone after Captain Succumbs

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By George Hatcher
CSA First Officer Lands Alone after Captain Succumbs

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Borut Smrdelj What: CSA Czech Airlines Avion de Transport Regional ATR-42-500 en route from Warsaw to Prague Where: Prague When: Feb 15th 2012 Who: 1 fatality Why: After a normal flight, on approach to Prague, the first officer informed ATC that the captain was... »

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