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DHL Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Loss of Cabin Pressure

DHL flight QY-5706 had to return and make an emergency landing at Orio al Serio International Airport, Italy, on August 14th.

The Boeing 757-200 plane took off for Henri Coanda International Airport, Romania, but had to turn back due to the loss of cabin pressure.

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

EAT Leipzig Flight Rejects Takeoff from Amsterdam

EAT Leipzig flight QY-2197 had to reject takeoff from Amsterdam, Netherlands, on October 10th.

The Airbus A300-600 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Leipzig, Germany, when the crew suspected they had burst a tire or had hit something, and rejected takeoff.

The plane was checked by emergency services, and subsequently returned to the apron.

Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

DHL Aero Expreso Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Miami

DHL Aero Expreso flight D5-5455 had to return and make an emergency landing in Miami, Florida, on April 7th.

The Boeing 757-200 plane took off for Guatemala City, Guatemala, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported they had an issue with a horse on-board.

The plane landed back safely. No injuries were reported.

DHL Jet with Flammable Cargo Makes Emergency Landing in Cayman Islands

DHLA DHL cargo plane made an emergency landing at the Owen Roberts International Airport in Cayman Islands, at around 10:35 a.m. on February 18.

Authorities said the Boeing 757 plane was transporting flammable liquids from Miami to Costa Rica when one of its engines malfunctioned. The crew then shut down the faulty engine and diverted the plane for an emergency landing in Cayman Islands.

Roads near the airport were closed and firefighters were ready at the scene when the plane safely touched the runway. All 3 crew members aboard remained unharmed.

Cargo Plane Returns to Portland International Airport after Duck Strikes

A Boeing 757 cargo jet, flying for a DHL contractor, Air Transport, had to return and make an emergency landing at Portland International Airport, Oregon, on January 7.

The plane took off for Boeing Field, Seattle, shortly after 6:30 p.m. but had to turn back after atleast 5 northern pintail ducks hit it and caused engine troubles.

The plane landed uneventfully and no one aboard was injured. Authorities said 5 duck were found during cleaning.

Falling Boeing Door Hits No One

What: ABX Air Boeing 767-200 en route from Cincinnati, to Seattle
Where: Seattle
When: Sep 7th 2012
Who: Crew
Why: A cargo flight lost a little something over Washington state. The refrigerator-sized landing gear door crashed to a Kent Washington street and skidded along the ground.

The FAA picked up the DHL plane part.

The video below mentions a couple other cases when planes have rained parts down on people below:

  • May: Air Canada Boeing 777 en route to Japan scattered engine parts over Toronto
  • July: Boeing 787 Dreamliner undergoing testing scattered engine parts over a Charleston runway

4 Survive Antonov Crash offshore Gabon, Africa

What: DHL Aviation (leased from Solenta Aviation) Antonov 26
Where: 2.3 km S of Libreville Airport, Gabon
When: 06 JUN 2011
Who: 2 crew 2 passengers
Why: The flight had permission to land when it began experiencing a hydraulic problem, and was flying with difficulty when it crashed into the sea near Libreville Airport. (Although reported as a hydraulics issue, both propellors had stopped according to witnesses, so it may have been a fuel issue. )

One passenger from Gabon and one Bulgarian passenger were on board. The two member crew was Ukranian.

The flight ditched in shallow water and the plane is still visible above the water line.

Gabon has banned Antonov 26 flights in its airspace until further notice

DHL Freight Flight Landing Delayed due to Light Bulbs

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

What: DHL Air Boeing 757-200 freight flight en route from Valencia to Marseille
Where: Marseille
When: Nov 23rd 2010
Who: flight crew
Why: On final approach, the plane indicated a gear problem. Pilots aborted the landing and entered a holding pattern. A fly by revealed the gear was down. The flight made a safe landing. Maintenance made minor repairs and the plane was back in service within hours.

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