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VLM Slovenia Plane Returns to Belgium after Bird Strike

VLM Airlines Slovenia flight VO-147 had to return and make an emergency landing at Antwerp International Airport, Belgium, on May 1st.

The Fokker 50 was en-route to Zurich, Switzerland when a bird impacted its windshield.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

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Insel Air Plane Rejects Take-off in Netherlands due to Computer Error

Insel Air flight 7I-304 rejected take-off at Flamingo/ Bonaire International Airport, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands, on April 22nd.

The Fokker 50 had to reject taking-off due to a computer error.

The plane returned to the apron safely.

No injuries were reported.

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KLM Plane Returns to Netherlands after Engine Failure Indication

KLM CityhopperKLM flight KL-1767 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on August 2nd.

The Cityhopper Fokker 70 en-route to Frankfurt, Germany, was mid-air when the crew reported a number of engine failure indications although everything was working fine.

The plane landed safely.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

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Swiss International Air Lines Plane Returns to Switzerland due to Ground Spoilers Problem

swissairSwiss International Air Lines flight LX-2250 had to return and make an emergency landing at Zurich Airport, Kloten, Switzerland, on July 7th.

The Helvetic Fokker 100, en-route to Budapest, Hungary, was mid-air above Austria when the crew reported that ground spoilers were inoperative, prompting the plane to return.

The plane landed uneventfully. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The flight was cancelled.

KLM Cityhopper Returns to Netherlands after Hydraulic Failure

KLM CityhopperKLM Cityhopper flight KL-1861 had to return and make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, on June 8th.

The Fokker 70, en-route to Dusseldorf, Germany, had to return due to failure of its hydraulic system.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

VLM Flight Diverts to Ireland due to Nose Gear Problem

VLMVLM airlines flight W2-6142 had to divert and make a safe emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland, on May 20th.

The Fokker 50, heading from London, England, was on approach to Waterford’s runway when the crew reported a problem with its nose gear.

The plane landed successfully.

All 14 passengers and 4 crew members onboard remained unharmed.

Carpatair Plane Overruns Runway in Sweden

CarpatairCarpatair flight 2N-4856 overran the runway after failing to stop before the end of the runway at Gallivare Airport, Gallivare, Sweden, on April 6th.

The Fokker 100, flying from Arvidsjaur, Sweden, had landed on Gallivare’s runway when it could not stop and ended up with its nose gear on soft ground.

The plane received minor damage.

All 55 passengers onboard remained unharmed.

Bek Air Plane Lands without Landing Gear in Kazakhstan

Bek AirBek Air flight Z9-2041 had to make an emergency landing at Astana International Airport, Astana, Kazakhstan, on March 27.

The Fokker 100, en-route from Kzyl-Orda to Astana, was on approach to the runway when the crew detected failure of the landing gear and went around for about 50 minutes before prompting the plane to land without the gear.

The plane received substantial damage.

All people onboard remained safe.

The incident is under investigation.

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Lightning Strikes KLM Cityhopper Fokker in Norway

KLMA KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL-1201 made a safe landing at Stavanger Airport, Stavanger, Norway, on November 13.

The Fokker 70, en-route from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Stavanger, was struck by lightning shortly before landing.

All passengers aboard remained unharmed.

Plane Crash Landed at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Fokker-belly landingA Fokker 50 turboprop plane, operated by Skyward International Aviation, crash landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early morning on January 4.

The authorities said the plane, en-route from Wajir to Nairobi, landed on its belly due to landing gear failure. None of the 6 people aboard was injured.

The flight operations were temporarily halted at the airport and all incoming flights were diverted to Mombasa airport. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) later released a statement saying, “Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has concluded the inspection of the runway at JKIA. JKIA Runway 6 has been cleared by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and is now open. Arrival and Departure flight operations have resumed.”

According to the local media reports, the aircraft was struck by birds upon take off, one of which got stuck in the landing gear mechanism.

Fokker 100 Owned by Nigeria’s IRS Airline Crashed in Niger Republic

IRS Airlines
An IRS Airlines owned Fokker 100 crashed in the Niger Republic on the evening of May 10.

The aircraft (registration number 5NSIK) was flying back to Nigeria after going through C checks when it lost communication with the control tower near Ganla at about 7:30 p.m. and then crashed.

The plane was carrying two persons at the time of accident. Both of them survived.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had ceased the operations of IRS airlines last year after one of its aircrafts experienced hydraulic malfunctioning while landing at Kaduna airport. The airline, operating 3 Fokker 100 planes at the time then scheduled C checks for the aircrafts.

The crashed Fokker plane was the second one which underwent successful C checks. The airline, owned by a Nigerian business tycoon, Ishiaku Rabiu, was awaiting its return to resume their operations. An IRS official was quoted saying, “I have not heard about the crash before now but I know that we are waiting for this aircraft to arrive today (May 10) so that we could resume operation immediately. We already have one that had gone through C check; we are just waiting for this one. So if it has crashed it will be a great setback to us.”

According to the Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Benedict Adeyileka, Niger Republic officials are investigating the crash. He further said “The NCAA and the AIPB are offering assistance, so we have a team together and we are trying to contact them so that we can work together.”

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Fokker 100 Makes Emergency Landing at Zahedan Airport, Iran

An Iranian jet en-route from the northeastern city of Mashhad to Southeastern City of Zahedan, made an emergency landing at Zahedan airport on May 10, due to landing gear malfunction.

The Fokker 100 plane was carrying 135 passengers at the time of incident, nine of whom suffered minor injuries.

Reza Arbabi, a spokesperson of the governor-general office of Sistan and Baluchestan province, said that one of the landing gears of the plane failed to deploy when it was about to land on the runway in Zahedan. He praised the captain for his timely reaction and skillfully handling the emergency landing.

Avianca Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing Without Front Wheels

UntitledAn Avianca Airlines Fokker 100 jet made an emergency landing in the Brazilian capital city Brasilia, as its front landing gear stopped working.

The plane, carrying 49 passengers, was en route from Petrolina to Brasilia airport on March 28. The pilot requested emergency landing protocol as his attempt to lower the plane’s front landing gear failed.

Media sources report that the pilot kept flying the passenger jet around the city, in order to shed the weight of extra fuel. The plane then safely landed on its rear wheels, while the fire crew foamed it to avoid a friction fire when its nose touched the runway.

All the passengers and crew members were evacuated safely.

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Fokker 27 Investigation

BEA Fokker 27, registered I-MLVT, 25 October 2013, Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, France


The BEA has initiated a Safety Investigation following the accident that occurred to the Fokker 27 Mk 500, operated by the Italian airline Miniliner on behalf of the French airline Europe Airpost.

The cargo aeroplane, with two pilots on board, had taken off at 01h10 (local time) from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport bound for Dole, France. A few minutes later, the aeroplane suffered uncontained damage to the left engine. During the accident, a left propeller blade went through the fuselage. At 01h20, the crew made an emergency landing back at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport.

A team of three investigators from the BEA went to Roissy on Friday 25 October to begin the first work on the investigation. The flight recorders, along with the propeller, will be sent to the BEA on Monday 28 October.

Organisation of the Investigation

In accordance with the provisions of European Regulation 996/2012, the BEA has associated the following organisations with the Safety Investigation:

ANSV (Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurezza del Volo, Italy) representing the State of Operation of the aeroplane,
AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch, United Kingdom) representing the State of Manufacture of the aeroplane’s engine and
the Dutch Safety Board (Netherlands) representing the State of Manufacture of the aeroplane.
The preliminary examination of the propeller blade that separated from the engine and the readout of the flight recorders will be undertaken at the BEA at the beginning of this week, in the presence of the BEA’s foreign counterparts and their technical advisers.

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Propeller Flies off Fokker F27 in Paris

A Europe Airpost Fokker F27 owned by Miniliner made an emergency landing at Charles-de-Gaulle airport after a left propeller flew off on takeoff. ??

The propeller chopped a hole in the fuselage and flew off to parts unknown.

Officials are hoping to recover the lost propellor blade. Gendarmerie Transports Aériens are providing a recovery number if it is found: 01 48 62 17 00

As this was a freight flight, there were no passengers aboard. None of the crew were injured. ( The occupants were listed as three crew.)

Six bodies recovered in CAA Crash in Goma

On March 4th 2013, a CAA Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation Fokker 50 cargo flight en route from Lodja to Goma crashed in a residential area at Lake Kivu.

The incident occurred during bad weather under conditions with low visibility on approach to the runway. The crash impacted residences.

Six bodies were recovered and three survivors reported. The six bodies were reported to be the crew, and the survivors were the three passengers.

CAA is banned from flying within Europe.

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Air Bagan Plane Crash Details

The Air Bagan (Htoo Trading Company) Fokker 100 jet carrying 71 from Rangoon to Mandalay to Heho Airport crashed en route in Myanmar and killed two.

Heavy fog and bad weatherwas blamed for the accident.

Two died and 11 were injured. 48 of those aboard were “foreigners.” The fatalities were Burmese, including a man on a motorcycle who was on the ground.

Survivors described a landing resembling a roller coaster ride, and they panicked when they saw flames and could not get the door open.

When the doors were forced open, passengers rushed out.

The plane’s black box has been recovered and will be sent to Singapore.

The two black boxes have been recovered.

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Austrian Airlines Parking Damage

What: Austrian Airlines Boeing 737-8Z9
Fokker 100 OE-LVM
Where: Wien-Schwechat International Airport, Austria
When: Oct 27, 2012
Who: no passengers
Why: A Fokker being towed struck a Boeing in the hanger.

Both planes suffered damage which has been repaired.

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Fokker Flight Delay after Runway Fender Bender

What: IRS Fokker 110 en route from Lagos to Abuja
Where: Lagos
When: Oct 10, 2012
Who: 91 passengers
Why: The right wing tip of a taxiing Fokker struck a glancing blow to a sewage tanker truck, damaging the plane’s wing.

The truck is being extracted from the drainage ditch where it was stuck.

A replacement jet was provided for passengers, although the Fokker’s wing damage was reported to be nominal.

Military Fokker Crashes in Jakarta Neighborhood

What: Tentara Nasional Indonesia-AU (Air Force) Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Where: Jakarta Indonesia
When: June 21, 2012, 15:00 hrs.
Who: 7 aboard
Why: The flight was engaged in maneuvers when it crashed into a Jakarta neighborhood in the Rajawali housing complex (the Air Force Eagle Complex, at Halim Perdanakusuma airport.). It is reported that everyone aboard the flight except the co-pilot died in the crash. The co-pilot survived; and several people inside the buildings also died on the ground. A fireball erupted in the neighborhood. Some residents were hospitalized with burns.

Major Flight Heri Setiawan (captain pilot), Sergeant Major Simulanto, Sahroni Flight Lieutenant, Captain Agus Supriyadi Engineering, Purwo First Sergeant, Master Sergeant Wahyudi (Engineering Squadron 021) were confirmed killed in the crash.

Skies were clear at the time of the accident.

The names of the victims who were in the housing were not released. Video below

Airport Runway in Construction Impacts Fokker Accident

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Contact photographer TK

What: Feeder Airlines Fokker 50 en route from Juba to Wau
Where: Wau
When: Mar 29th 2012
Who: 50 aboard
Why: THe runway has been in the process of being repaired for the past several months. The pilots were apparently not advised regarding the necessity to touch down at midpoint due to construction. The first attempt at landing was aborted; on the second, after touching down, the plane left the pavement, and stopped on the ground with a nose and main gear collapse. At least five were hospitalized.

Passengers evacuated with some casualties, including a broken leg.

We sincerely hope ATC and the airport will accept responsibility for any inaction on their part in this matter.

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Iran Air Fokker Tires Blow in Mashad

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Contact photographer Shahram Sharifi

What: Iran Air Fokker 100 en route from Dammam Saudi Arabia to Mashad Iran
Where: Mashad
When: Jan 13th 2012
Why: On landing in Mashad, the tires blew, leaving the plane disabled in the runway for an hour.
No indication if the pilots landed hard, or were landing with a tail wind.

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines= Running Late Airways

What: Biman Bangladesh Airlines en route from Dubai to London
Where: Amman Jordan
When: Sep 18th 2011
Who: 193 passengers
Why: Before this flight, the plane had been delayed in Dhaka Bangladesh with an undesignated problem with an engine that delayed the prior flight for three hours.

Then, after taking off from Dubai, the plane developed engine problems.

The pilot diverted the flight to Amman Jordan, where there was a layover as the problem was handled.

What: Biman Bangladesh Airlines DC10 en route to Jeddha and Riyadh
Where: Amman Jordan
When: Sep 18th 2011
What: Since Thursday, 314 passengers on two DC10 had to wait 40 hours after the (two) Biman Bangladesh Airlines DC10s developed undisclosed problems. After being cleared by immigration,they were held in the airport without food since Saturday. The airlines has been plagued with scheduling issues snowballing after one flight was grounded for hydraulic leaks and another for engine problems. Currently three Biman Bangladesh Airlines are grounded, including a DC-10, a Fokker, and a Boeing 737.

An unsubstantiated rumor is being circulated that within the airlines “a vested group…may have a hand behind [the flight delays] to realize some personal gains.”

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Antwerp Cargo Flight Cancelled by Fire Indication

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Contact photographer Joop Stroes

What: Air France/Cityjet Fokker 50 en route from Antwerp to Manchester
Where: Antwerp
When: July 20 2011
Why: On takeoff out of Antwerp the flight developed complications.

The crew made an emergency landing, due to a cargo fire alarm, and the flight
was cancelled.

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Denim Air Emergency Landing in Copenhagen

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Contact photographer Paul Carlotti

What: Denim Air Fokker 50 en route from Copenhagen to Strasbourg
Where: Copenhagen
When: Jul 4th 2011
Why: After takeoff from Copenhagen, the #1 engine developed problems with the oil pressure and pilots had to shut it down.

The flight returned to Copenhagen and made a safe landing.

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