Avior Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ecuador

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Avior Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ecuador

Avior Airlines flight 9V-1260 made an emergency landing in Manta, Ecuador, on November 19th. The Boeing 737-200 plane heading from Barcelona, Venezuela, to Guayaquil, Ecuador, was diverted after an engine started emitting loud bangs and the passenger oxygen masks deployed. The plane landed uneventfully. All eighty-one passengers and six crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

LATAM Airlines Plane Returns to Ecuador due to Lightning Strike

Thursday, March 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
LATAM Airlines Plane Returns to Ecuador due to Lightning Strike

LATAM Airlines flight XL-1730 had to return and make an emergency landing in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on February 27th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Madrid, Spain, but had to return shortly afterwards after it was hit by lightning. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

TAME Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway in Ecuador

Sunday, May 1, 2016
By George Hatcher
TAME Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway in Ecuador

A TAME Airlines plane skidded off runway at Cuenca Airport, Ecuador, on April 28th. The plane, performing flight EQ-173 from Quito, Ecuador, landed amid heavy rain and slided off the tarmac onto the grass. There were 87 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; none of them were injured. The aircraft was... »

Military Plane Crashed in Ecuador; 22 Killed

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military plane crashed in Pastaza province of Ecuador, on March 15th. Authorities said the Israeli-made Arava cargo plane was transporting 19 soldiers for a parachuting training when it went down in the Amazon region. There were 22 people aboard at the time, including the soldiers, two pilots, and one mechanic; all of them... »

Air Force Jet Crashes in Western Ecuador; 2 Killed

Friday, March 20, 2015
By George Hatcher

An air force jet crashed near the airport in Salinas in Santa Elena, western Ecuador, on March 18. The accident happened at around 7:40 a.m. when the FAE 026 aircraft was on a training flight. Both people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. President Rafael Correa expressed his grief on Twitter, saying,... »

Ecuador Bound International Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Charleston

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By George Hatcher

TAME Airlines Airbus A330-200 heading to Ecuador from New York’s JFK Airport made an emergency landing at Joint Base Charleston at 2:05 on March 25. The medical emergency was declared because of a female passenger having breathing trouble. However, she refused to go to the local area hospital for medical treatment. The plane left... »

President Rafael Correa’s Helicopter Crashes

Friday, February 21, 2014
By George Hatcher
President Rafael Correa’s Helicopter Crashes

A HAL Dhruv helicopter flown by the Ecuadorian Air Force, the president’s helicopter, crashed at Chimborazo in Equador while en route from Guayaquil to Quito. Three people (Lieutenant Jorge Luis, Sargent H. Cristian and Captain C. Hector) aboard the plane died. The pilot Captain P. Fabian survived. Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa was not aboard.... »

Quito Runway Overrun

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Quito Runway Overrun

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Ben Wang What: Tame Embraer ERJ 190 en route from Loja to Quito Ecuador Where: Quito Ecuador When: Sep 16th 2011 Who: 97 passengers, 6 crew Why: Landing in Quito in rain halfway down the runway, the jet hydroplaned past the end of the... »

6 Dead in Plane Crash in Ecuador

Monday, January 24, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 en route from Pastaza-Shell Mera Airport to Tena Airport (SETE), Ecuador Where: El Capricho Ecuador When: 20 JAN 2011 Who: 6 aboard Why: Captain Pilot Xavier González Montenegro, Lieutenant Pilot Campaign Mario Ramirez, Lieutenant Pilot Gabriel Palacios Jiménez, Iván Paredes Sergeant Corporal Yanez... »

Ecuador Crash Kills 7, Maybe More

Friday, March 20, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: twin-engine Beechcraft 200 propeller plane en route from Manta to Quito’s airport Where: 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the airport near Hotel Quito When: 5:20 pm (2220 GMT) Who: seven people were killed: 5 aboard; 2 on the ground Why: small military plane on a training flight clipped some tree tops and crashed... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    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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