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SATA Air Acores Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
SATA Air Acores Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

SATA Air Acores flight SP-479 made an emergency landing in Lajes, Portugal, on October 21st. The plane flying from Pico Island, Portugal, was descending toward Lajes when the crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. All twenty-six people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Bird-Hit Tui fly Flight Makes Safe Landing in Portugal

Thursday, September 14, 2017
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Tui fly Flight Makes Safe Landing in Portugal

Tui fly flight X3-2806 made a safe landing after a bird strike near Funchal, Portugal, on September 12th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was on final approach to Funchal when a bird hit it. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Air France Flight Returns to Lisbon After Hydraulic Failure

Saturday, June 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air France Flight Returns to Lisbon After Hydraulic Failure

Air France flight AF-1025 made an emergency landing in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 1st. The Airbus A319-100 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to turn back after the crew reported a hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely. There were 131 passengers and 5 crew members aboard at the time;... »

Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Portugal due to Cracked Windshield

Thursday, April 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Portugal due to Cracked Windshield

Thomson Airways flight BY-6133 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Porto, Portugal, on April 17th. The Boeing 757-200 plane heading from Las Palmas, Spain, to Bristol, England, was diverted due to a cracked windshield. The plane landed safely. All 220 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

TAP Portugal Airlines Flight Returns to Lisbon due to Engine Problem

Thursday, February 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
TAP Portugal Airlines Flight Returns to Lisbon due to Engine Problem

TAP Portugal Airlines flight TP-89 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 14th. The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Sao Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported an engine issue. The plane landed back safely. There were 177 passengers and... »

British Airways Flight Diverts to Lisbon due to Smoke Indication

Sunday, February 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
British Airways Flight Diverts to Lisbon due to Smoke Indication

British Airways flight BA-2732 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Lisbon, Portugal, on February 11th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, to Lanzarote, Spain, was diverted due to a smoke indication. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Monarch Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Flaps Issue

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
Monarch Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Flaps Issue

Monarch Airlines flight ZB-744 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Porto Santo, Portugal, on January 23rd. The Airbus A321-200 plane flying from Gatwick Airport, England, to Funchal, Portugal, was diverted after the crew reported issues with the flaps. The plane landed uneventfully. All 137 passengers aboard remained safe. Download article as... »

American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal

Monday, January 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal

American Airlines flight AA-66 had to divert for an emergency landing in Porto, Portugal, on January 22nd. The plane was flying from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Barcelona, Spain, when the crew decided to divert due to an engine oil issue. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 151 passengers and 8... »

Qatar Airways Flight Encounters Severe Turbulence; 3 Injured

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Qatar Airways Flight Encounters Severe Turbulence; 3 Injured

Qatar Airways flight QR-708 had to make an emergency landing at Lajes Field, Portugal, after encountering severe turbulence on December 4th. The plane was heading from Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, to Doha, Qatar, when it ran into severe turbulence that injured 3 people. The plane landed safely. The injured were taken to hospital.... »

Azul Brazilian Airlines Flight Returns to Lisbon due to Hydraulic Failure

Saturday, December 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
Azul Brazilian Airlines Flight Returns to Lisbon due to Hydraulic Failure

Azul Brazilian Airlines flight AD-8751 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 1st. The Airbus A330-200 plane took off for Sao Paulo, Brazil, but had to turn back due to a hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

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