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South African Express Flight Returns to Cape Town due to Engine Issue

Monday, May 14, 2018
By George Hatcher
South African Express Flight Returns to Cape Town due to Engine Issue

South African Express flight XZ-1375 had to return and make an emergency landing in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 11th. The plane took off for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but had to turn back due to an engine issue. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

South African Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Sunday, May 13, 2018
By George Hatcher
South African Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

South African Express flight SA-1412 had to return and make an emergency landing in East London, South Africa, on May 11th. The plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members... »

Swiss International Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Sunday, April 15, 2018
By George Hatcher
Swiss International Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Swiss International Airlines flight LX-289 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 14th. The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Zurich, Switzerland, but had to turn back due to a hydraulic issue. The plane landed safely. All two hundred and thirty-one people aboard remained unharmed. Download article... »

Johannesburg-Bound British Airways Flight Returns to Heathrow Airport

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
By George Hatcher
Johannesburg-Bound British Airways Flight Returns to Heathrow Airport

British Airways flight BA-57 returned to Heathrow Airport, England, on March 19th. The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to turn back after the crew noticed hot air leak in one of the wings. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Comair Flight Returns to Johannesburg After Bird Strike

Saturday, February 10, 2018
By George Hatcher
Comair Flight Returns to Johannesburg After Bird Strike

Comair flight MN-233 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 8th. The Boeing 737-400 plane took off for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Swiss International Air Lines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By George Hatcher
Swiss International Air Lines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Swiss International Air Lines flight LX-289 made an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 1st. The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Zurich, Switzerland, but had to turn back due to issues with the weather radar. The plane landed safely. There were two hundred and nineteen passengers aboard at the time; all... »

Mango Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Sunday, November 19, 2017
By George Hatcher
Mango Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Mango Airlines flight JE-147 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 19th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Cape Town, South Africa, but had to turn back due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All one hundred and seventy-nine people aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

SA Airlink Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Friday, November 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
SA Airlink Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

SA Airlink flight SA-8103 made an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 8th. The plane flying from Harare, Zimbabwe, was descending toward Johannesburg when one of the engines suffered an uncontained failure. The plane continued for a safe landing. All thirty-four passengers and four crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Lufthansa Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cape Town

Monday, August 14, 2017
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cape Town

Lufthansa flight LH-577 had to return and make an emergency landing in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 10th. The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Frankfurt, Germany, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a gear problem. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Kulula Flight Encounters Severe Turbulence near Cape Town; One Injured

Thursday, June 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Kulula Flight Encounters Severe Turbulence near Cape Town; One Injured

Kulula flight MN-111 encountered severe turbulence near Cape Town, South Africa, on June 7th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Johannesburg, South Africa, was on approach to Cape Town International Airport when it hit turbulence that injured a passenger. The plane continued for a safe landing. Download article as PDF »

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