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.

KLM Cityhopper Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Monday, May 22, 2017
By George Hatcher
KLM Cityhopper Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

KLM Cityhopper flight KL-1345 made an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 20th. The plane took off for Billund, Denmark, but had to turn back after the crew noticed an issue with the hydraulic stabilizer system. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

Monday, May 22, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

Qantas Airways flight QF-94 had to return and make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th. The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Melbourne, Australia, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All 480 people aboard remained unharmed.... »

WestJet Flight Diverts to North Dakota due to Electrical Odor in Cabin

Monday, May 22, 2017
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Diverts to North Dakota due to Electrical Odor in Cabin

WestJet flight WS-1578 had to divert for an emergency landing in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on May 19th. The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Calgary, Canada, to Chicago, Illinois, was diverted due to a strong electrical odor in the cabin. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport

Monday, May 22, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport

American Airlines flight AA-1889 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport, North Carolina, on May 19th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Hartford, Connecticut, was diverted after a strong electrical odor was noticed on-board. The plane landed safely. Authorities said nine people were provided medical... »

Qatar Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sri Lanka

Sunday, May 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qatar Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sri Lanka

Qatar Airways flight QR-841 had to divert for an emergency landing at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, on May 19th. The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Phuket, Thailand, to Doha, Qatar, was diverted due to reports of fire on-board. The plane landed safely. All 202 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

American Airlines Plane Returns to Chicago due to Communication Radio Problem

Sunday, May 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Plane Returns to Chicago due to Communication Radio Problem

American Airlines flight AA-150 had to return and make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on May 18th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to turn back after the crew reported an issue with the primary communication radio. The plane landed back... »

Royal Jordanian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Doha

Sunday, May 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Royal Jordanian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Doha

Royal Jordanian Airlines flight RJ-611 had to divert for an emergency landing in Doha, Qatar, on May 18th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Amman, Jordan, was diverted after the crew found an unidentified object on-board. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Upon checking,... »

United Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam due to Fuel Balance Problem

Saturday, May 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam due to Fuel Balance Problem

United Airlines flight UA-2823 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 18th. The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Newark, New Jersey, but had to turn back after the crew noticed a fuel balance problem. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Mesa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Saturday, May 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Mesa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Mesa Airlines flight YV-6259 had to return and make an emergency landing in Columbus, Ohio, on May 18th. The plane took off for Houston, Texas, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Saturday, May 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

American Airlines flight AA-1803 had to make an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, on May 17th. The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from San Francisco, California, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was diverted due to issues with the weather radar and navigation systems. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as... »

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  • KLM Cityhopper Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam https://t.co/OOgs2tQJfZ
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  • Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles https://t.co/vPD09iJnh3
    about 10 hours ago
  • WestJet Flight Diverts to North Dakota due to Electrical Odor in Cabin https://t.co/BvvGP9EVKQ
    about 10 hours ago
  • American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport https://t.co/CePxEmPXrS
    about 10 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Learjet crash in Toluca Mexico, shortly after takeoff. Both pilots aboard suffered fatal injury.… https://t.co/LcjJdVh7oC
    about 21 hours ago