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RUTACA Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

Saturday, February 17, 2018
By George Hatcher
RUTACA Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

RUTACA Airlines flight 5R-310 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Barcelona, Venezuela, on February 14th. The Boeing 737-200 plane heading from Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport to Simon Bolivar International Airport, Venezuela, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All passengers... »

Caracas-Bound Venezolana Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff

Sunday, June 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Caracas-Bound Venezolana Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff

Venezolana Airlines flight VNE-222 had to reject takeoff from Maracaibo, Venezuela, on June 9th. The Boeing 737-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Caracas, Venezuela, when both nose tires burst, forcing the crew to rejected takeoff. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Aeropostal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aeropostal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

Aeropostal Airlines flight VH-150 made an emergency landing in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, on February 27th. The plane flying from Caracas, Venezuela, was on approach to Barquisimeto when the crew received an engine fire indication. The plane continued for a safe landing. The passengers were evacuated via slides. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Laser Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Saturday, February 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Laser Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Laser Airlines flight QL-940 had to return and make an emergency landing in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 17th. The plane took off for Maracaibo, Venezuela, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed back safely. All 148 people aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela flight VH-302 had to return and make an emergency landing in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 12th. The plane took off for Porlamar, Venezuela, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of the engines emitted flames and a loud bang. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members... »

Laser Airlines Plane Returns to Venezuela after Engine Failure

Sunday, April 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Laser Airlines Plane Returns to Venezuela after Engine Failure

Laser Airlines flight QL-905 had to return and make an emergency landing at Santiago Marino Caribbean International Airport, Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela, on April 14th. The McDonnell Douglas MD-81, en-route to Caracas, Venezuela, had just climbed out of Santiago’s runway when the crew reported a right hand engine failure, prompting the plane... »

August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

Saturday, August 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

For most people August 16 was just a day. But there are still some people who remember this day as the day in 2005 that one hundred fifty-two people died aboard a MD-82 near Machiques Venezuela. First one engine failed, then the second. After both engines flamed out, Flight 708 requested an emergency landing... »

Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

Thursday, May 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

On 23-MAY-2013 two engineers were being held hostage. A Venezuelan police MBB Bo 105M a survey chopper was on a surveillance mission as part of “a new anti-crime initiative”. The chopper was engaged to surveil a car with two engineers being held hostage when the helicopter crashed on a road in El Junquito in... »

Woman Dies in Venezuela Crash, Survivors Rescued

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 2, 2013, a privately owned Beechcraft 58 Baron with six aboard crashed in the Gulf of Cariaco, Venezuela. The flight had taken off from Puerto Ordaz Airport and was en route to DelCaribe Gen S Marino Airport but suffered a complete loss of engine power. The pilot declared an emergency due to... »

Fashion Mogul Plane Missing in Venezuela

Saturday, January 5, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 4, 2012, a plane taking off at 11:00AM went missing at 11:30AM. The party was en route from the resort Los Roques Venezuela traveling 100 miles to Caracas and disappeared from radar. A search has been initiated for the private plane, a twin-engine Britten Norman BN2 Islander. Map Listed on the flight... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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