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Bird-Hit Flydubai Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Beirut

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Flydubai Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Beirut

Flydubai flight FZ-157 made an emergency landing in Beirut, Lebanon, on March 28th. The Boeing 737-800 plane, flying from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was preparing to land in Beirut when a bird hit it, prompting the crew to declare emergency. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Flight 409: Ethiopia Airlines Rejects Official Report

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Flight 409: Ethiopia Airlines Rejects Official Report

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alastair T. Gardiner The report from Lebanon on the January 2010 crash of ET409 has been rejected by Ethiopia Airlines. It is not surprising that they would reject it as the report blames Ethiopian airlines; specifically they cite the probable cause of the crash... »

Lebanon Crash Investigation Hung Up

Friday, September 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Lebanon Crash Investigation Hung Up

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alastair T. Gardiner Lebanon’s public works minister announced the investigation report (re: Ethiopian jet that crashed into the Mediterranean in 2010 four minutes after takeoff on Jan. 25, 2010) has been finalized. Ethiopia Airlines accused Lebanon of failing to provide evidence critical to the... »

Revisiting Ethiopia Flight 409

Saturday, March 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Revisiting Ethiopia Flight 409

We’ve been studying Ethiopia Flight 409 for a while, and now that the official investigation Progress Report is out, we have looked at it with quite some interest. The 28 page report is attached as a pdf at the end of this editorial, so if you haven’t seen it yet, we have it handy–... »

Ethiopia 409: Almost A Year Later

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
By George Hatcher
Ethiopia 409: Almost A Year Later

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alastair T. Gardiner Update: It has been 11 months since the crash, and families of the 90 people who died in the crash are fretting over delays in their insurance settlement. Families approaching the EIC (Ethiopian Insurance Corporation) plead for their compensation to no... »

Storm Arrives at Beirut Airport

Sunday, December 12, 2010
By George Hatcher
Storm Arrives at Beirut Airport

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer What: Flying Carpet Air Transport & Services Piper PA-28-235 Pathfinder Where: Beirut International Airport, Lebanon When: Dec 11, 2010 Why: In the course of inclement weather in Beirut, a number of small planes (including the above-listed Piper) parked on the tarmac were damaged. The... »

Lebanon: Bird Strike

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
Lebanon: Bird Strike

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Thomas Posch What: UM Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines Douglas DC-9-50 en route from Beirut (Lebanon) to Kiev Where: Beirut When: Sep 21 2010 Who: 91 passengers Why: After takeoff, an engine ingested a bird, resulting in engine problems. There were reports of an engine surge,... »

Gulf Air Flight Diverts to Beirut

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
By George Hatcher
Gulf Air Flight Diverts to Beirut

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Akin Diler What: Gulf Air Airbus A319-100 en route from Athens Greece to Bahrain Where: Beirut Lebanon Rafik Hariri International Airport When: Jul 20th 2010 Who: 101 passengers Why: While en route at an altitude of 36000 feet, the plane developed a crack in... »

Ethiopia Flight Makes Cautionary Landing

Thursday, June 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Ethiopian airplane Boeing 737-800 Flight 407 en route from Addis Ababa to Beirut Where: Beirut International Airport When: June 17 2010 Who: 78 passengers Why: The flight returned to the airport because of an “undisclosed technical problem.” Crew noticed a door was rattling and had been closed improperly. (It is unclear if that... »

Flight Update: Ethiopian Death Toll Rising

Monday, January 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

By nightfall tonight, 34 bodies have been recovered. Investigative crews sort through baby sandals, and airplane parts drifting ashore. People are questioning why the flight was not delayed due to the storm raging at the time of takeoff. The USS-Ramage, and US P-3 surveillance aircraft are helping with search and rescue efforts. The plane... »

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