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Air China Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Belarus

Air China flight CA-840 made an emergency landing in Minsk, Belarus, on June 19th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane heading from Barcelona, Spain, to Shanghai, China, was diverted after the crew suspected a fuel leak.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Air China Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland

Air China flight CA-784 had to return and make an emergency landing in Auckland, New Zealand, on December 15th.

The Boeing 787-900 plane took off for Beijing, China, but had to turn back due to an engine failure.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Air China Plane Rejects Take Off due to Engine Failure

Air ChinaAir China flight CA-1661 rejected take off from Beijing Airport in China, on July 31st.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to take off for Changchun, China, when the crew reported vibrations in one of the engines and decided to stop.

The passengers were safely evacuated via emergency slides.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Air China Plane makes Safe Landing in Dubai after Nose Wheel Steering Problem

Air ChinaAir China flight CA-941 made a safe emergency landing at Dubai International Airport, Dubai, UAE, on July 5th.

The Airbus A330-200, en-route from Beijing, China, was on approach to Dubai when the crew reported they would not be able to employ its nose wheel steering.

The plane landed successfully. It was towed off the runway.

All people onboard remained unharmed.

17 Injured after Air China Plane Hits Turbulence

Air ChinaAir China flight CA-936 was hit by severe turbulence while descending toward Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China, on June 20th.

The Airbus A330-200 was flying from Frankfurt, Germany, when it en-countered severe turbulence that injured 17 people on-board.

The plane landed safely. Medical assistance was provided to the injured.

Air China Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Winnipeg

Air ChinaAn Air China flight had to make an emergency landing at Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 4th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane, heading from Washington D.C. to Beijing, China, was diverted due to a mechanical issue.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Air China Plane Makes Emergency Landing in China

Air ChinaAir China flight CA-4414 had to return and make an emergency landing in Kunming, China, on February 26th.

The plane took off for Chengdu, China, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported unusual noises coming from a cargo hold.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

The cargo hold was thoroughly inspected but no indication of any movement or noise was found.

The plane was cleared to depart again.

Air China Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hefei

Air ChinaAir China flight CA1802 made an emergency landing at Hefei Xinqiao International Airport in Hefei, China, on March 24.

The Boeing 737-800 departed from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and was heading to Beijing when smoke was detected in its cockpit. The crew then contacted Hefei air traffic management and sought permission for an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely and everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The aircraft was taken for maintenance while the passengers were accommodated in another flight.

Bomb Threat Prompts Air China Flight to Make Emergency Landing in Chongqing

Air ChinaAir China flight CA1336 had to make an emergency landing at Chongqing Airport in China, on February 25.

The flight, heading from Nanning to Beijing, had to land in emergency, after a female passenger claimed there was a bomb in the cabin.

The plane landed uneventfully and everyone aboard remained unharmed. A SWAT team thoroughly searched the plane but no explosive device was found.

The woman was taken for questioning.

Air China Flight in Emergency Landing at Gatwick Airport

Air ChinaAir China flight CA852, en route from London to Beijing, made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, UK, at around 3:20 p.m. on September 7.

The decision for emergency landing was made after the aircraft’s landing gear became jammed shortly after it took off at 1:30 p.m.

The Airbus landed safely after circling over Sussex for around 2 hours to shed extra fuel. No injuries were reported.

The runway at Gatwick airport remained closed for 20 minutes after the landing.

Air China Airbus Sinks into Pitch in Yiwu

Around noon on August 4, 2013, an Air China Airbus CA4538 A319-115 was taxiing for departure in Yiwu, Zhejiang, China to Chengdu when the plane slid off the runway into a pitch covered area.

There was no damage reported and no injuries, but the airport was shut down, and passengers taken to Xiaoshan Airport

74 passengers were aboard.

The incident is under investigation.

Air China Security Diversion

What: Air China Boeing en route from Beijing to NY
Where: Beijing
When: August 29, 2012
Why: Passengers aboard an Air China Flight were flown back to Beijing and told there was a “map display error or due to turbulence.” On landing, the captain told passengers there had been a threatening message. Passengers disembarked through security and were provided an alternative flight.

Air China posted the following message:

Due to threatening information received about flight CA 981, to ensure the safety of passengers, this flight has returned to Beijing Capital International Airport.

Air China Flight Diverted, Delayed Due to Fire Cracker Search

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What: Air China Boeing 737-800 en route from Sanya to Beijing (China)
Where: Nanning
When: Mar 6th 2012
Why: When a passenger found a string of fire crackers and turned them over to the flight attendants, the plane divert to Nanning where everyone disembarked with their luggage, and had to go through scans again. Everyone then re-entered the plane, and it continued to make a safe landing in Beijing.

One does wonder how the fire-crackers made it aboard to begin with.

Air China Airbus False Emergency Causes Return to Sanya

<What: Air China Airbus A330-200 en route from Sanya to Beijing
Where: Sanya
When: Jan 8th 2012
Who: not available
Why: After a faulty cargo door refused to close and held up the flight for two hours, once the flight was in the air, the door emitted an unsafe indication.

The flight returned safely to Sanya and made a safe landing. The door problem was reported as a false indication.

In George’s Point of View

One wonders if the delicate electronic indicator mechanism was damaged during attempts to close the door? I can’t help picturing the cargo door being repeatedly slammed. But wHo knows? We haven’t heard if the flight continued, was cancelled or if the jet was replaced.

Hot Phone on Shanghai Flight

What: Air China Airbus A330-300 en route from Beijing to Shanghai
Where: Shanghai
When: May 25th 2011
Who: passenger
Why: While en route, passengers smelled smoke in the cabin. The source was pinned down to an overhood bin, and turned out to be a passenger’s camera battery which caught on fire. The flames were between seven and eight inches.

The battery was isolated and the fire extinguished in the lavatory.

Air China Boeing Lands in AK

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What: Air China Boeing 747-400 en route from New York to Beijing China
Where: Ticonderoga
When: Dec 18th 2009
Who: unknown
Why: Thirty minutes into the flight, the cabin developed pressurization problems and requested to fly at a lower altitude. Over Canada, the crew requested to fly even lower. 7 hours into the flight, the plane made an emergency landing in Anchorage.

Air China Luggage Felon?

What: Air China Boeing 737-800 en route from Beijing to Hohhot
Where: en route
When: Nov 24th 2009
Who: 1 passenger
Why: A plain clothed policeman observed a passenger looking at other passengers luggage. After landing, police officers asked other passengers to check their belongings for missing property.

The suspect presented false identities to officials.

Airbus Engine Failure

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What: Air China Airbus 340-300 en route from Milan Italy to Beijing China
Where: Moscow
When: Tuesday 9.07pm
Who: 155 passengers 18 crew
Why: When one of the Airbus’s 4 engines failed, the crew requested an immediate emergency landing in Russia.

85 passengers were booked to continue to Beijing on Aeroflot and others were being booked elsewhere, later.

George’s Point of View

Slow boat to china?
How about taking a broken airbus to China?
Let’s not.

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