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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 »

TAAG Angola Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing with Ground Worker Locked in Cargo Hold

Sunday, October 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
TAAG Angola Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing with Ground Worker Locked in Cargo Hold

TAAG Angola Airlines flight DT-655 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 1st. The plane flying from Porto, Portugal, to Luanda, Angola, was diverted after the crew was informed that a ground worker was suspected of being trapped in the cargo hold. The plane landed uneventfully. The ground... »

Azores Airlines Plane Returns to Portugal after Bird Strike

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Azores Airlines Plane Returns to Portugal after Bird Strike

Azores Airlines flight S4-134 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Lajes Field, Lajes Air Base, Portugal, on July 15th. The Airbus A320-200 en-route to Lisbon, Portugal had just departed Lajes’s runway when the crew reported a bird strike resulting in engine failure. The plane landed safely. All 109 people onboard... »

Three Killed After Military Transport Plane Crashed in Portugal

Monday, July 11, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military transport plane crashed and caught fire at Montijo military base, Portugal, on July 11th. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane, carrying seven crew members, was attempting to take off when it crashed. Three crew members were killed in the crash. Authorities said that at least one other crew member was seriously injured. Download... »

EasyJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
EasyJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Portugal

EasyJet flight U2-7612 made an emergency landing in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 8th. The Airbus A320-200 aircraft was flying from Madrid, Spain, when the crew needed to shut down one of the engines due to a technical issue. The plane landed uneventfully. All 182 people aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

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