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Vueling Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tenerife–South Airport

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Vueling Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tenerife–South Airport

Vueling Airlines flight VY-6598 made an emergency landing at Tenerife–South Airport in Canary Islands, Spain, on November 10th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Zurich, Switzerland, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained... »

Spanish Military Helicopter Crashes in Atlantic Ocean; 3 Crew Members Missing

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Spanish Military Helicopter Crashes in Atlantic Ocean; 3 Crew Members Missing

A Spanish military helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, around 280 nautical miles from its destination on Gando air base, Gran Canaria Island, Spain, on October 22. The Super Puma helicopter, carrying a captain, a lieutenant and sergeant, went down after taking off from Mauritania. Authorities said the chopper had been involved in military... »

Canary Island Threat

Saturday, December 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

On December 13, 2013, a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-8JP in Las Palmas Airport, Gran Canaria had boarded. The Danish captain announced over the intercom that “we have become bombhotade and must vacate the planet directly,” The airline’s staff who received the message prior to departure. After the threat was placed against the plane,... »

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