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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 »

Mango Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cape Town

Monday, April 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Mango Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cape Town

Mango Airlines flight JE-348 had to return for an emergency landing in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 9th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Durban, South Africa, but had to turn back after a pelican hit it. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Condor Airlines Plane Rejects Take Off due to Bird Strike

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Condor Airlines Plane Rejects Take Off due to Bird Strike

Condor Airlines flight DE-2291 had to reject take off from Cape Town, South Africa, on November 20th. The Boeing 767-300 plane was accelerating to take off for Frankfurt, Germany, when the crew reported a bird strike and rejected take off. The emergency services had to cool down the right hand brakes as the plane... »

Kulula Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Overheat Indication

Thursday, November 10, 2016
By George Hatcher
Kulula Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Overheat Indication

Kulula Airlines flight MN-493 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lanseria, South Africa, on November 9th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Cape Town, South Africa, but had to turn back after the crew received an engine overheat indication. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Kenya Airways Plane Returns to South Africa due to Mechanical Problem

Thursday, August 25, 2016
By George Hatcher
Kenya Airways Plane Returns to South Africa due to Mechanical Problem

A Kenya Airways flight had to return and make an emergency landing at O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 23rd. The plane en-route to Nairobi, Kenya, had to return shortly after taking-off due to a transponder failure. The plane landed uneventfully. All people onboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

South African Airways Flight Returns to Johannesburg

Friday, June 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
South African Airways Flight Returns to Johannesburg

South African Airways flight SA-96 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12th. The Airbus A319-100 aircraft took off for Ndola, Zambia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a hydraulic failure. The plane burnt off excess fuel before it landed safely. Everyone aboard... »

Mango Boeing Returns to South Africa after Flames in Engine

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Mango Boeing Returns to South Africa after Flames in Engine

Mango flight JE-248 had to return and make an emergency landing at Durban International Airport, Durban, South Africa, on June 10th. The Boeing 737-800, en-route to Johannesburg, South Africa, had to return when one of its engines flamed out and could not be started again. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download... »

SA Airlink Plane makes Safe Landing in South Africa after Engine Shut Down

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
SA Airlink Plane makes Safe Landing in South Africa after Engine Shut Down

SA Airlink flight 4Z-8730/SA-8730 made a safe landing at O. R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 18th. The Avro RJ-85, en-route from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, was mid-air when one of its engines emitted a huge bang followed by streak of flames, prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The... »

SA Airlink Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

SA Airlink flight SA-8675 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 7th. The plane, en-route from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa, had to be diverted after one of the engines stopped working mid-air. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

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