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Air India Plane Makes Safe Landing After Bird Strike

Friday, March 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air India Plane Makes Safe Landing After Bird Strike

Air India flight AI-171 made a safe landing following a bird strike near Heathrow Airport, England, on March 22nd. The Boeing 787-800 plane flying from Ahmedabad, India, was on approach to Heathrow Airport when a bird hit it, causing damage to the nose and weather radar system. The plane continued for a safe landing.... »

Virgin Atlantic Flight Returns to Gatwick Airport After Suspected Lightning Strike

Friday, March 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Atlantic Flight Returns to Gatwick Airport After Suspected Lightning Strike

Virgin Atlantic flight VS-65 had to return and make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, England, on March 22nd. The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Montego Bay, Jamaica, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a suspected lightning strike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download... »

Jet2.com Flight Rejects Take-Off due to Engine Failure

Saturday, March 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Jet2.com Flight Rejects Take-Off due to Engine Failure

Jet2.com flight LS-891 had to reject take off from Manchester, England, on March 17th. The Boeing 757-200 plane was accelerating to take off for Lanzarote, Spain, when the crew rejected take off due to an engine failure. The plane safely returned to the apron. The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers. Download... »

Monarch Airlines Plane Rejects Take Off From Birmingham, UK

Friday, March 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Monarch Airlines Plane Rejects Take Off From Birmingham, UK

Monarch Airlines flight ZB-970 had to reject take off from Birmingham, England, on March 16th. The Airbus A321-200 plane was accelerating to take off for Malaga, Spain, when the crew rejected take off due to a technical issue. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.... »

Emirates Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow Airport

Monday, March 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
Emirates Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow Airport

Emirates Airlines flight EK-18 made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England, on March 12th. The Airbus A380-800 plane flying from Manchester, England, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was diverted after the crew failed to retract landing gear. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Fighter Jets Escort Air India Plane After it Loses Communication

Sunday, March 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Air India Plane After it Loses Communication

Air India flight AI-171 was intercepted by fighter jets on March 10th. The Boeing 787-800 plane was heading from Ahmedabad, India, to Heathrow Airport, England, when it lost communication. Czech fighter jets were dispatched to intercept the plane and were able to communicate with the captain. The captain signaled about having technical issues due... »

Loganair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Scotland

Sunday, March 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Loganair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Scotland

Loganair flight BE-6939 made an emergency landing at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland, Scotland, on March 9th. The plane was flying from Kirkwall, Scotland, when the first officer became unwell, prompting the crew to declare an emergency. The plane continued for a safe landing. The first officer was rushed to hospital. Download article as PDF »

Jet Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

Friday, March 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Jet Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

Jet Airways flight 9W-234 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Shannon airport, Ireland, on March 8th. The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Toronto, Canada, was diverted after the crew suspected a fuel leak. The plane landed safely. All 320 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Fighter Jets Escort Fleet Air International Plane to Birmingham

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jets Escort Fleet Air International Plane to Birmingham

Fleet Air International flight FRF-101 was intercepted by fighter jets on March 7th. The plane was heading from Otopeni, Romania, to Birmingham, England, when it lost communication with the ATC. Fighter planes were dispatched from Belgium and UK that intercepted the flight and escorted it safely to Birmingham. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article... »

Flybe Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Edinburgh

Friday, March 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
Flybe Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Edinburgh

Flybe flight BE-851 made an emergency landing in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 28th. The plane flying from Birmingham, England, was on approach to Edinburgh when the crew reported an issue with the nose gear and went around. The plane landed safely on second approach. All 60 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

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    about 13 hours ago
  • Air Canada Flight Returns to Montreal due to Engine Trouble https://t.co/jl5KV65EX3
    about 20 hours ago
  • U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indonesia https://t.co/B8qu9cVkXQ
    about 20 hours ago
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    about 20 hours ago
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    about 20 hours ago