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Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

By George Hatcher

Virgin Australia flight VA-646 made a hard landing at Canberra Airport, Australia, on November 19th. The incident happened after the plane flying from Sydney, Australia, encountered wind shear. Authorities said the aircraft’s tail skid and the fuselage contacted the runway. No injuries were reported. Australia’s TSB is investigating. Download article as PDF »

Enter Air Plane Aborts Landing after Getting Caught in Crosswinds at Salzburg Airport

By George Hatcher

Enter Air flight E4-503 aborted landing at Salzburg Airport, Austria, on October 29th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was attempting to land in Salzburg amid heavy winds brought by Storm Herwart. However, as the plane was on very short final to the runway, it got caught in the crosswinds and touched... »

Transavia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport

By George Hatcher

Transavia flight HV-5753 made a hard landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport, Morocco, on October 10th. The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was on final approach to Marrakesh when the crew aborted the approach due to gusting winds. The plane subsequently positioned for another approach but touched down hard. No injuries were reported.... »

Peruvian Airlines Plane Makes Hard Landing in Peru

By George Hatcher

Peruvian Airlines flight P9-216 had to make a hard landing at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco, Peru, on October 23rd. The Boeing 737-300 flying from Lima, Peru, right side gear collapsed, leaving it disabled on the runway. The passengers were evacuated via slides. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Hits Crowded Beach in California; 1 Injured

By George Hatcher

A single engine Piper PA18 crashed on a crowded beach in Carlsbad, California, on the afternoon of July 4. According to FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor, the plane which was towing a banner, hit the beach and flipped over, after it lost engine power. The pilot remained safe however, a 12 year old boy, who... »

Maldivian Plane Sinks while Attempting Emergency Landing near Kuredu Island Resort

By George Hatcher

Maldivian Air Taxi de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter partially sank into sea while attempting an emergency landing near Kuredu Island Resort in Maldives, on July 2. The plane was flying from Komandoo Resort to Kuredu Island Resort when it touched down hard on the surface of the ocean and sustained considerable damage. All 11... »

Marine Corps Aircraft Crashes in Hawaii; One Killed, 21 Injured

By George Hatcher

A US Marine Corps aircraft crashed at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu, Hawaii, on May 17. The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey was on a training flight when it crashed and caught fire during a ‘hard landing’ attempt. The aircraft was carrying 22 people at the time of incident, including 21 Marines and one Navy... »

News You Didn’t Hear in February: Pilots Arm Detaches Leading to Hard Landing

By George Hatcher

The carrier is Flybe. The aircraft was on a scheduled commercial air transport flight from Birmingham to Belfast City, with the commander, in the left flight deck seat, as pilot flying. It was night, and although there was no low cloud affecting the airport, the wind at Belfast was a strong west?south-westerly, gusting up... »

Plane Makes Hard Landing in Benton County

By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in a corn field near the intersection of Mt. Auburn Road and Main, Benton County, Iowa, at 4:10 p.m. on June 3. The pilot decided to make this hard landing after some mechanical problem started generating smoke in the plane. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said that... »

Robinson Emergency Landing in Russia

By George Hatcher

A UTair Aviation Robinson R44 had two people aboard on November 22nd 2013 when it made a hard landing in Tyumen, Russia. This information comes even before a preliminary investigation, but reports are that there was an engine malfunction. Task Force Firehouse number 146 responded to the scene where it land at Tarakanova Yarkovsky... »

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