Emirates Emergency Landing at Lusaka

Monday, October 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Emirates Airbus A330-200 em route from Lusaka to Dubai Where: Lusaka, Zambia When: Oct 21, 2012 Why: After takeoff, the flight developed a technical problem. The pilot returned to the airport to make a safe landing at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The plane continued to the gate where passengers disembarked. Emirates representatives have... »

Smokey Cabin Leads to Diversion to Croatia

Sunday, October 21, 2012
By George Hatcher
Smokey Cabin Leads to Diversion to Croatia

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Rafael Alvarez Cacho What: Transavia Boeing 737-BK2 En route from Sharm el-Sheikh to Amsterdam Where: Primošten Croatia When: Oct 20, 2012 Who: 192 aboard Why: While the flight was en route over Croatia, smoke and the odor of burning plastic developed in the cabin.... »

Plane Crashes into Inlet beside Fire Island

Saturday, October 20, 2012
By George Hatcher
Plane Crashes into Inlet beside Fire Island

What: Globe Swift en route from Spadaro Airport Where: Moriches inlet, Fire Island When: Oct 20, 2012 3 p.m. Who: 2 aboard Why: A Globe Swift plane that took off from Spadaro Airport had two aboard. The plane was witnessed nosediving into Moriches inlet where it sank twenty to thirty feet deep, ending up... »

Multiple Flats on Landing in Costa Rica

Saturday, October 20, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: TACA airlines Airbus A321-200 en route from El Salvador to San José Costa Rica Where: Costa Rica When: October 18, 2012 Who: 146 passengers, 7 crew Why: On touchdown, three tires burst on the wet runway, resulting in an emergency landing. The plane skidded and spun to the right and when it came... »

Norway: Smoke in Wideroe Cockpit

Saturday, October 20, 2012
By George Hatcher
Norway: Smoke in Wideroe Cockpit

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Ignatiy Savranskiy What: Wideroe de Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 Dash 8 en route from Florø to Bergen Where: Bergen-Flesland Airport, Norway When: Oct 18, 2012, 7:30 a.m. Who: 17 aboard Why: The pilot was en route to Bergen when smoke in the cockpit forced him... »

Jet2 flight with Hydraulic problems diverts to Portugal

Friday, October 19, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: jet2.com Boeing 757-200 en route from Tenerife to Manchester Where: Faro When: Oct 13 2012 Why: The Tenerife to Manchester flight was en route when the plane developed a problem with the hydraulics. Pilots diverted the flight to Faro in Algarve, Portugal where they made a safe landing. A replacement jet was provided... »

Jet2 Emergency Stop on Runway

Friday, October 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Jet2 Emergency Stop on Runway

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Antonio Carrasquilla What: Jet2 737 en route from Glasgow to Alicante Where: Glasgow Airport When: October 19, 2012 7.40am. Who: 189 passengers Why: On the takeoff run, the pilot “hit the brakes” and according to passengers “the plane started shuddering and there were lights... »

Thomas Cook Manchester-Tenerife Flight Makes Emergency Diversion to Dublin

Friday, October 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Thomas Cook Manchester-Tenerife Flight Makes Emergency Diversion to Dublin

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Tony Silgrim What: Thomas Cook Boeing 767-300 en route from Manchester to Tenerife Where: Dublin When: Oct 19th 2012 9.40am Who: 325 aboard Why: After taking off from Manchester, the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. THe pilot diverted to Dublin and made a... »

Bucks County Chopper Crash

Friday, October 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Bucks County Chopper Crash

What: Helicopter Where: Bucks County, Tinicum Township When: October 17 2012 Who: pilot Why: Pilot Cpl. Douglas Ward Brigham died in a crash when his helicopter went down in the woods and caught fire shortly after takeoff. Residents of the area heard an explosion. The helicopter impacted in woods off River Road in Erwinna,... »

Krasavia Chopper Kills 1, 10 injured

Thursday, October 18, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Krasavia Mi-8 helicopter Where: Krasnoyarsk Russia When: Oct 17, 2012 8:00 a.m. Who: 1 fatality, 10 injured Why: A Krasavia helicopter with four crew transporting eight passengers to an oil field crashed on landing at Evenkiysky at 8:00 a.m There was one fatality and three serious injuries, eight minor injuries. The destination was... »

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