Emergency

Under FAA JAA IKO rulings, it is mandated that if and when an emergency is declared by an airborne plane, ATC immediately diverts all incoming traffic and gives priority to the emergency situation. Most, if not all, of the events we have described as emergency are official emergencies. However, sometimes they are incorrectly reported as emergencies by our sources, have been downgraded from official emergency status, or are believed to be emergencies by passengers in fear for their lives.

UTair Aviation Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Vnukovo International Airport

Monday, October 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
UTair Aviation Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Vnukovo International Airport

UTair Aviation flight UT-295 made an emergency landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Russia, on October 15th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Surgut, Russia, but had turn back after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. The plane landed back safely. There were one hundred and seventy-five people aboard at the time; all... »

Indonesia AirAsia Flight Returns to Perth due to Loss of Cabin Pressure

Monday, October 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
Indonesia AirAsia Flight Returns to Perth due to Loss of Cabin Pressure

Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ-535 had to make an emergency landing in Perth, Australia, on October 15th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Denpasar, Indonesia, but had to turn back due to loss of cabin pressure. The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained uninjured. Download article as PDF »

EasyJet Flight Diverts to Germany due to Smoke in Cockpit

Monday, October 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
EasyJet Flight Diverts to Germany due to Smoke in Cockpit

EasyJet flight U2-1466 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Hanover, Germany, on October 15th. The Airbus A319-100 plane heading from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Geneva, Switzerland, was diverted after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. All one hundred and forty-five people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Tassili Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Algeria

Monday, October 16, 2017
By George Hatcher
Tassili Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Algeria

Tassili Airlines flight SF-2210 made an emergency landing in Oran, Algeria, on October 14th. The plane heading from Algiers to Tlemcen, Algeria, was diverted after it lost communication with the ATC. However, while trying to send a transponder signal for loss of communication, the crew mistakenly set the code that indicates unlawful interference. The... »

Oman Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Goa, India

Sunday, October 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Oman Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Goa, India

Oman Air flight WY-207 made an emergency landing in Goa, India, on October 14th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Muscat, Oman, was descending toward Goa when one of the engines failed. The plane continued for a safe landing. All sixty-three people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Mombasa After Bird Strike

Sunday, October 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Returns to Mombasa After Bird Strike

Turkish Airlines flight TK-673 had to return and make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya, on October 13th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Istanbul, Turkey, but had to turn back due to a bird strike. The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and twenty-one passengers and six crew members remained unharmed.... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nicaragua

Sunday, October 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nicaragua

American Airlines flight AA-94 had to return and make an emergency landing in Managua, Nicaragua, on October 11th. The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Miami, Florida, when it suffered a bird strike. The crew continued takeoff but subsequently returned to Managua. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Saturday, October 14, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Virgin Australia flight VA-546 made an emergency landing in Brisbane, Australia, on October 12th. The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Coolangatta to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after the crew noticed an engine issue. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Aer Lingus Flight Diverts to Cardiff due to Fumes in Cockpit

Saturday, October 14, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aer Lingus Flight Diverts to Cardiff due to Fumes in Cockpit

Aer Lingus flight EI-845 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, on October 12th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Cork, Ireland, was diverted after the crew noticed fumes in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. All one hundred and sixty-nine people aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

Air Astana Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Xiamen, China

Friday, October 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air Astana Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Xiamen, China

Air Astana flight KC-1392 had to make an emergency landing in Xiamen, China, on October 12th. The Boeing 757-200 plane was performing a test flight when the crew noticed a landing gear issue. The plane landed back uneventfully. All four crew members aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

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  • UTair Aviation Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Vnukovo International Airport https://t.co/zzN8fMjs73
    about 4 hours ago
  • Indonesia AirAsia Flight Returns to Perth due to Loss of Cabin Pressure https://t.co/0HiVKpx5FS
    about 4 hours ago
  • EasyJet Flight Diverts to Germany due to Smoke in Cockpit https://t.co/u9jjxmXBOu
    about 5 hours ago
  • Tassili Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Algeria https://t.co/T7YhyPuoKX
    about 5 hours ago
  • Passenger plane hit by drone while flying into Quebec airport https://t.co/FBeGdgD2r6
    about 6 hours ago