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Atlas Air Plane With Three On Board Crashes Near Houston

An Atlas Air plane crashed into Trinity Bay near Houston, Texas, on February 23rd.

The Boeing 767-300 freighter plane, operating as an Amazon Air flight, was heading from Miami, Florida, to Houston, Texas, when it went down.

There were three crew members aboard at the time. One dead body was recovered near the crash site while the other crew members remain missing.

Atlas Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Leipzig

Atlas Air flight 5Y-8591 made an emergency landing in Leipzig, Germany, on February 20th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane heading from Nuremberg, Germany, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was diverted due to a technical issue.

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

Atlas Air Flight Returns to Hong Kong due to Engine Issue

Atlas Air flight 5Y-9413 had to return and make an emergency landing in Hong Kong, China, on November 23rd.

The Boeing 747-400 freighter plane took off for Narita International Airport, Japan, but had to turn back after the crew received an engine overheat indication.

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

AtlasGlobal Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kuwait City

AtlasGlobal flight KK-8850 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on August 5th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Trabzon, Turkey, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was diverted after it lost cabin pressure.

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

Atlasjet Flight Returns to Istanbul After Lightning Strike

Atlasjet flight KK-9764 had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 18th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Tbilisi, Georgia, but had to turn back due to a lightning strike.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Atlas Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Belgium

Atlas Air flight LY-804 had to return and make an emergency landing in Liege, Belgium, on February 7th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Tel Aviv, Israel, but had to return shortly afterwards due to indication of an engine compressor stall.

The plane landed safely. All 6 crew members aboard remained unharmed.

AtlasGlobal Plane Returns to Turkey due to Fuel Leakage

AtlasGlobalAtlasGlobal flight 8Q-807 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Antalya Airport, Antalya, Turkey, on August 14th.

The Airbus A321-200 en-route to Paderborn, Germany, had to return shortly after the crew was informed that there was fluid leaking out of one of its wings.

The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Atlas Air Plane Emergency Escape Slide Hits House in Phoenix

A private Atlas Air plane’s emergency escape slide detached mid-air and fell on the top of a house in Mesa, Arizona, Phoenix, on March 30th.

The Boeing 767, heading to Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, was mid-air when the crew was told that the emergency slide over the right wing had deployed.

The plane landed safely, whereas the house suffered minor damage.

The incident is under investigation.

Atlas Air Plane Returns to Miami International Airport

Atlas Air cargo flight 5Y-33 had to return and make an emergency landing at Miami International Airport, Florida, on February 17.

The Boeing 747-800 plane took off for Buenos Aires, Argentina, but had to return shortly afterwards after tire debris was found on the departure runway.

The perimeter road around the airport was closed for traffic while the plane, carrying 6 crew members, landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Atlas Oops.

By now you have probably heard already about the Atlas Air Boeing 747 which was en route from New York to Wichita, Kansas…and landed at the wrong airport. The intended destination was McConnell Air Force Base, which has runways long enough for the 747 to take off and land. But the actual destination was Col. James Jabara Airport which has no control tower, is much smaller, and does not accommodate the big jets.

Somewhat ironically, the plane’s cargo was a B-787 fuselage going to Boeing.

The Atlas Air 747 needs a 9,200 foot runway. Because it had used up enough fuel, it was light enough Thursday to successfully take off from Jabara’s 6,101 foot runway. The cargo flight landed safely at McConnell. Two pilots were flown from New York to Wichita to make the flight. Below is a video of the take-off.

See video of successful take off


Atlas Dreamliner Emergency Landing at Paine Field

photographer Bill Shemley
The Atlas Air Boeing 747 en route from Everett to Japan had taken off when the hydraulics failed. When the nose gear doors failed, pilots did a fly by and returned to the airport.

The 747 is retrofitted to carry Dreamliner parts, and dubbed a “dreamlifter.”

The flight departed from Paine Field at 3 pm.

The flight made a safe landing.

Raw Video Below

Atlas Air Jet Part Falls on Miami area Parking Lot

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Gerhard Vysocan

What: Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 en route from Santiago to Miami,FL
Where: Miami
When: Feb 5 2010
Why: On the final approach to the runway, a part fell from the plane on to the Miami International Mall parking lot.

The part is described as a flap track fairing. The mechanisms for deploying the wing flaps is housed in flap track fairings.

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