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.

Air Canada Flight Returns to Montreal due to Engine Trouble

Sunday, March 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Air Canada Flight Returns to Montreal due to Engine Trouble

Air Canada flight AC017 had to return and make an emergency landing in Montreal, Canada, on March 25th. The plane took off for Shanghai, China, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed back uneventfully. All 213 passengers aboard remained safe. Download... »

U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indonesia

Sunday, March 26, 2017
By George Hatcher

A U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 plane had to make an emergency landing at Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport, Indonesia, on March 24th. Indonesian air force spokesperson Air Vice Marshall Jemi Trisonjaya said the plane declared an emergency after one of the engines failed. The plane was transporting 20 American military personnel from a... »

Bird-Hit Air Arabia Flight Diverts to Lucknow, India

Sunday, March 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Air Arabia Flight Diverts to Lucknow, India

Air Arabia flight G9-532 made an emergency landing in Lucknow, India, on March 24th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was diverted due to a bird strike. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

British Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Frankfurt

Sunday, March 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
British Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Frankfurt

British Airways flight BA-73 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 24th. The Boeing 787-900 plane heading from Heathrow Airport, England, to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was diverted due reports of fumes on-board. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

American Eagle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Omaha

Saturday, March 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Eagle Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Omaha

An American Eagle flight had to return for an emergency landing in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 24th. The plane took off for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, but had to turn back after the crew failed to retract the landing gear. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Scandinavian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Saturday, March 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
Scandinavian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

A Scandinavian Airlines flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Munich International Airport, Germany, on March 24th. The plane took off for Oslo, Norway, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with the left hand engine. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Codorus Township Field

Saturday, March 25, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in a field in Codorus Township, Pennsylvania, on March 23rd. The pilot Craig McDonald, of Columbia, Maryland, said he decided to make an emergency landing after his single-engine Cessna 162 plane lost power. He remained unharmed in the incident. The plane was flying from Lancaster Airport, Pennsylvania,... »

REX Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dubbo, New South Wales

Friday, March 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
REX Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dubbo, New South Wales

Regional Express Airlines flight ZL-821 had to return for an emergency landing in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, on March 23rd. The plane took off for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, but had to turn back after its right hand engine failed. The plane landed back safely. All 23 passengers and 3 crew members... »

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... »

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  • Air crews shouldn't leave seatbelt sign on too long, says safety expert - Come to think of it, this could be true. https://t.co/xa7JDX4VkX
    about 9 hours ago
  • Air Canada Flight Returns to Montreal due to Engine Trouble https://t.co/jl5KV65EX3
    about 16 hours ago
  • U.S. Air Force Boeing 707 Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Indonesia https://t.co/B8qu9cVkXQ
    about 16 hours ago
  • Bird-Hit Air Arabia Flight Diverts to Lucknow, India https://t.co/34D4rhjHrs
    about 16 hours ago
  • British Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Frankfurt https://t.co/2FfQv4rJGZ
    about 16 hours ago