KLM Flight Suffers Lightning Strike Near Buenos Aires

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By George Hatcher
KLM Flight Suffers Lightning Strike Near Buenos Aires

KLM flight KL-701 suffered a lightning strike near Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 11th. The incident happened when the Boeing 777-300 plane flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was on approach to Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Recommend on Facebook Share on Google... »

Cathay Pacific Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By George Hatcher
Cathay Pacific Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific flight CX-899 made an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on February 10th. The Airbus A350-900 plane flying from Newark, New Jersey, was on approach to Hong Kong when the crew reported an issue with nose wheel steering. The plane subsequently landed safely and was towed to the gate. All passengers and... »

WestJet Flight Diverts to Prince George Airport

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By George Hatcher
WestJet Flight Diverts to Prince George Airport

WestJet Flight 3205 made an emergency landing at Prince George Airport, British Columbia, Canada, on February 14th. The plane heading from Fort St. John to Vancouver, Canada, was diverted due to a fire detection warning. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet about... »

Scandinavian Airlines Plane Returns to Shannon Airport due to Landing Gear Problem

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By George Hatcher
Scandinavian Airlines Plane Returns to Shannon Airport due to Landing Gear Problem

Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-9113 had to return and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on February 12th. The Boeing 737-700 plane took off for Ostrava, Czech Republic, but had to turn back due to an issue with the landing gear. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.... »

UTAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Vnukovo International Airport

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By George Hatcher
UTAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Vnukovo International Airport

UTAir flight UT-247 had to return and make an emergency landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Russia, on February 12th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Surgut, Russia, but had to turn back due to an unpleasant odor in the cabin. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Recommend on... »

United Airlines Flight Suffers Bird Strike Near PDX Airport

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Suffers Bird Strike Near PDX Airport

United Airlines flight UA-1884 suffered a bird strike near Portland, Oregon, on February 10th. The incident happened when the Airbus A319-100 plane flying from Houston, Texas, was on approach to Portland International Airport. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet... »

LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Brazil

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
By George Hatcher
LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Brazil

LATAM Airlines flight JJ-3484 had to return and make an emergency landing in Manaus, Brazil, on February 10th. The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but had to turn back due to a technical issue. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Recommend on Facebook Share... »

Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash in Whatcom County, WA

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in Whatcom County, Washington, on February 12th. The plane was heading from Snohomish County to Bellingham, Washington, when it went down in the Larabee State Park area. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated. Recommend on Facebook... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at University of Illinois Willard Airport

Monday, February 12, 2018
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at University of Illinois Willard Airport

An American Airlines flight had to return and make an emergency landing at University of Illinois Willard Airport, Illinois, on February 12th. The plane took off for Chicago, Illinois, but had to turn back after smoke was noticed in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Recommend on... »

Small Plane Crashes in Los Angeles County; Four Killed

Monday, February 12, 2018
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in Los Angeles County, California, on February 11th. The plane was carrying a family of four when it went down in the Agua Dulce area. All four occupants were killed in the crash. A family member identified them as the pilot Thomas Hastings, 65, his daughter Amber Hill, 27, her... »

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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