Aviation News, Headlines & Alerts
Category: <span>Cargolux</span>

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/airflight/www/www/wp-content/themes/fluida/includes/loop.php on line 270

Cargolux Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kuala Lumpur

Cargolux flight CV-7303 made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 16th.

The plane took off for Zhengzhou, China, but had to turn back after the crew noticed fire and smoke in the cockpit.

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

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/airflight/www/www/wp-content/themes/fluida/includes/loop.php on line 270

Cargolux Airlines Flight Returns to Chicago due to Engine Issue

Cargolux Airlines flight CV-603 had to return and make an emergency landing in Chicago, Illinois, on October 9th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but had to turn back due to an engine problem.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/airflight/www/www/wp-content/themes/fluida/includes/loop.php on line 270

Cargolux Airlines Flight Diverts to Vienna After Medical Emergency

Cargolux Airlines flight CV-856 had to divert for an emergency landing in Vienna, Austria, on January 11th.

The Boeing 747-800 plane flying from Luxembourg to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was diverted after the captain began feeling unwell and subsequently became incapacitated.

The plane landed safely. The captain was rushed to a hospital.

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/airflight/www/www/wp-content/themes/fluida/includes/loop.php on line 270

Cargolux Plane Returns to Canada after AoA Vane Goes Missing

cargoluxCargolux flight CV-775 had to return and make an emergency landing at Calgary International Airport, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on May 28th.

The Boeing 747-400, en-route to Luxembourg, had to return shortly after the crew heard a loud bang followed by the stick shaker activating. It later turned out that an AoA (Angle of Attack) vane was missing.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All people onboard remained safe.

Cargolux Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Netherlands

cargoluxCargolux flight CV-8674 made an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on December 17.

The Boeing 747-400 was flying from Nairobi, Kenya, to London, England, when it received a smoke indication mid-air above Netherlands.

The plane diverted and landed safely.

All passengers aboard remained unhurt.

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/airflight/www/www/wp-content/themes/fluida/includes/loop.php on line 270

Cargolux Cargo Plane Diverted to Shannon, On Report of Fire

A Cargolux operated cargo airplane, flying from Puerto Rico to Maastricht, Holland, made an emergency landing at Ireland’s Shannon Airport, on the morning of March 14, 2014.

According to initial reports, the pilot of Boeing 747-400 reported fire in the cargo bay and hence requested clearance to land at Shannon airport.

A Shannon airport spokesperson has confirmed that no one was injured.

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /home/airflight/www/www/wp-content/themes/fluida/includes/loop.php on line 270

Fog Entrenched Boeing Lands On Maintenance Van

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

What: Cargolux Boeing 747-400 freighter en route from Barcelona, to Luxembourg
Where: Luxembourg
When: Jan 21st 2010
Why: While landing in low visibility due to foggy conditions, the Cargolux 747’s tires went through the roof of a maintenance truck whose crew was working on the runway ground lighting. The van’s driver was not hurt; the van was damaged by being landed on by the 747 (no doubt!), and the Boeing’s tires were damaged after going through the van’s roof. No one, however, was hurt, although the maintenance person was hospitalized for shock.

George’s Point of View

I would be shocked too, if a Boeing landed on my roof while I was working. If it were I who’d been landed on, I’d have to change my name to Chicken Little, because I’d never again trust that the sky wasn’t falling. (I hope this guy is well insured, because even if he’s physically ok, he’s going to need therapy.)

On the other hand, that is why I don’t work on a runway. (And if I did, it would be in Thousand Oaks, California, not Luxembourg.)

One does wonder if the maintenance vehicle was cleared, or precisely who was supposed to be where at that exact moment. Perhaps the maintenance was going on specifically because of the foggy conditions. It does sound like someone was not exactly in the right place at the right time. Or perhaps, someone in HR did not like the maintenance guy very much, and their brother-in-law was in line for that position if it opens up.

Luxembourg is investigating to see what what wrong, and how and why. (Luxembourg is 998.6 sq mi in area. Rhode Island is 1,545 square miles. I know size doesn’t matter, but Luxembourg is still smaller than our smallest state. Bigger than DC though.)

The Administration of Technical Investigations is determining the cause of the accident in order to recommendation measures to avoid a reoccurrence. (See 4 rules below.)

The Directorate of Civil Aviation will conduct an investigation regarding compliance with established procedure. (If the procedure is not to stay out of the path of incoming planes, I recommend changing established procedure.)

The Administration of Air Navigation is doing an internal administrative investigation. I.E. Where will the hammer fall.

Hello. To avoid a plane landing on somebody, follow these simple rules:

  • Rule Number One. Stay off the runway.
  • Rule Number Two. If you’re landing a plane, and they tell you to land on a runway, make sure there’s no one on it so you don’t land on them.
  • Rule Number Three. If you’re not landing a plane, don’t go on the runway unless you work there. Even if you work at the airport, and they tell you to fix the runway lights, make sure no one is going to use that runway while you’re fixing the lights.
  • Rule Number Four. If the visibility is low and you can’t tell if the runway is clear, and you’re supposed to land on the runway but you can’t see it, tell ATC that if it is humanly possible, they have to find you someplace to land where there’s enough visibility to see to land.
  • Rule Number Four-C. (otherwise known as the Life is Not a Cartoon rule). If something is directly behind you, get out of the way. This means moving left or right, out of the path of the incoming vehicle, not moving forward. If something motorized is directly behind you running directly in front of it WILL NOT HELP. ( Even the roadrunner and Wiley Coyote knew this.)

Not that aviation is actually that simplistic. It will be months before a legitimate opinion clears the committees. And of course, it is a good day when everyone gets out alive.

Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. It is still headquartered in Chicago and California

Content not attributed to or linked to original, is the property of AirFlightDisaster.com; all rights reserved.

Site Credits