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Aeromexico Plane Collides with Service Truck at LAX; 8 Injured

By George Hatcher

An Aeromexico plane collided with a service truck after landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th. The incident happened when flight AM-642 from Mexico City, Mexico, was taxiing toward the terminal at Los Angeles airport. The truck overturned due to impact. There were eight people aboard, including six men and two women; all... »

Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

By George Hatcher

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.... »

Military Jets Escort Hawaii-Bound American Airlines Plane

By George Hatcher

A Hawaii-bound American Airlines plane was escorted by two fighter jets on May 19th. American Airlines flight 31 was heading from Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, when a passenger tried to break into the cockpit. The crew reported the disturbance, which prompted the Pacific Command to dispatch a pair of fighter jets for... »

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

By George Hatcher

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... »

United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off in California due to Airspeed Issues

By George Hatcher

United Airlines flight UA-1858 had to reject take-off at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, on May 11th. The Boeing 777-200 en-route to Denver, Colorado, had to reject taking-off after the first officer’s airspeed disagreed with the other airspeed indicators. The plane returned to the apron safely. No injuries were reported. Download article... »

Air Berlin Plane Diverts to Germany due to Unusual Odor

By George Hatcher

Air Berlin flight AB-7391 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Cologne Bonn Airport, Germany, on May 10th. The Airbus A330-200 flying from Dusseldorf, Germany, to San Francisco, California, diverted due to an unusual odor on board. The plane landed safely. All 184 people aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Single Engine Plane Crashes in California; 2 Killed

By George Hatcher

A single-engine plane crashed at Lake Berryessa between Pleasure Cove Marina and Markley Cove Resort in Napa County, California, on the morning of May 8th. The two men aboard the Icon A5, identified as Jon Murray Karkow, 55, and his passenger Cagri Sever, 41, were killed in the crash. Both were employees of Icon... »

Crop-Duster Plane Crashes in California; Pilot Safe

By George Hatcher

A crop-duster plane crashed at the runway of Madera Municipal Airport, California, on the morning of May 7th. The plane had just taken-off when the wind pushed it to the side, resulting it the crash and fire. Pilot Stephen Streeter, who was the only person aboard, walked out safely. Download article as PDF »

Tour Helicopter Crashes in California; 3 Injured

By George Hatcher

A tour helicopter made a crash landing, hit 2 vans, and caught fire in the parking area of Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Club in California, in the afternoon of May 5th. The four-seater Robinson R-44 was returning to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport after a tour, when it developed a mechanical problem. All three... »

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

By George Hatcher

United Airlines flight UA-888 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on April 25th. The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Beijing, China, but had to turn back after it lost the reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) maintenance capability. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members... »

RSS Plane Crash News


  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
May 2017
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  • Flybe Plane makes Safe Landing in England due to Engine Shut Down https://t.co/zIFCqz9Khu
    about 33 mins ago
  • TAROM Plane makes Emergency Landing in Romania due to Loss of Cabin Pressure https://t.co/o76nkPCZJ8
    about 39 mins ago
  • Iran Air Plane Returns to Iran due to Unusual Odor https://t.co/xI8uuyvSy2
    about 47 mins ago
  • Iberia Express Plane Diverts to England due to Smoke in Cockpit https://t.co/tvBnnDaX2M
    about 53 mins ago
  • Asiana Airlines Plane Diverts to Germany due to Open Gear Door https://t.co/q3JRUOZNLr
    about 59 mins ago