Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

On May 21, 2013, a Copa Airlines Boeing 737-7V3 a flight from Guayaquil, Ecuador landed in the rain at Tocumen International Airport in Panama. The plane skidded off the runway, and sustained damage getting mired in soft ground. Engine 2 sustained damage as the right engine impacted soft ground The plane was towed to... »

Bird Strike over Panama

Saturday, November 19, 2011
By George Hatcher
Bird Strike over Panama

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Bill Shull What: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-900 en route from Panama City (Panama) to Newark,NJ Where: Panama City When: November 18, 2011 Who: 176 aboard Why: After takeoff, while climbing out of Panama City, the Continental flight suffered a bird strike. After ingesting the... »

American Airlines Emergency Landing in Panama

Sunday, August 16, 2009
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Emergency Landing in Panama

Click to view full size photo at Contact Photographer Javier Cáceres What: American Airlines Boeing 757-200 en route from Panama to Miami Where: Tocumen When: Aug 16, 2009 Who: 190 passengers Why: Forty minutes into the flight, the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. An emergency was declared, and the plane returned to... »

Panamanian Cessna Crash a Mystery

Friday, January 2, 2009
By George Hatcher
Panamanian Cessna Crash a Mystery

What: Cessna 152 belonging to a flight training school en route from Marcos A. Gelabert Airport to the Calzada Larga Airport Where: floating near the village of Tranquillas in the Panama Canal’s Lake Madden When: found early Wednesday Who: Panamanian flight instructor Alex Bosquez and student Abraham Licona Bosquez had a commercial pilot’s license... »

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