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Eva Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Taiwan

Eva Air flight BR-797 had to return and make an emergency landing in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 29th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Guangzhou, China, but had to turn back due to an engine issue.

The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and seventy-nine passengers aboard remained unharmed.

Eva Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

Eva Air flight BR-27 made an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on November 25th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane took off for Taipei, Taiwan, but had to turn back after a bird strike caused engine issues.

The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and eighty-seven people aboard remained unharmed.

Several Injured After Chicago-Bound EVA Air Plane Hits Turbulence

EVA Air flight BR-56 encountered severe turbulence on the way to Chicago, Illinois, on November 22nd.

The Boeing 777-300 plane flying from Taipei, Taiwan, was near Fukuoka, Japan, when it hit turbulence that injured three passengers and nine crew members.

The plane continued to Chicago and landed uneventfully.

The injured were taken to a hospital.

Eva Air Cargo Plane makes Safe Landing in Taiwan

Eva AirEva Air Cargo flight BR-682 made a safe emergency landing at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, on September 3rd.

The Boeing 747-400 flying from Shenzhen, China, had just landed when the crew faced difficulties in its control.

The aircraft became disabled after landing and turned off with all its tyres and main gear deflated.

All people aboard remained safe.

Eva Air Plane Returns to Taiwan due to Abnormal Cargo Door Indication

Eva AirEva Air flight BR-215 had to return and make an emergency landing at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, on July 28th.

The Airbus A330-200 en-route to Singapore had to return due to abnormal cargo door indication.

The plane with 144 passengers aboard landed safely.

No one was injured.

Eva Air Plane makes Safe Landing in Philippines after Punctured Flaps

Eva AirEva Air flight BR-271 made a safe landing at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines, on July 18th.

The Boeing 747-400 flying from Taipei, Taiwan had vacated the runway at a high speed, puncturing its right side flaps.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Smoke and Other Issues in Flight

Just like it happens with cars, obscure plane parts wear out. Take for example an incident that happened in 2008, when a 747 cable burned out after the protective covering was worn off due to friction against a bolt.

Take a look at this final report on this 747 smoke event on Eva Airways Flight BR67 at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Prior to this event, Boeing had sent out a service Letter to inform operators of the potential fire hazard from the arcing of a wire bundle which might result in a fire on Corrosion Inhibiting Compound (CIC) contaminated insulation blankets. They predicted it. It happened.

So as we think about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. There is always the possibility that some small component like the one below failed, and led to something catastrophic. What if the pilots were overcome by smoke in the cabin? I am not saying that this DID happen, I am only saying there are myriad small parts that can lead to catastrophic events. It makes sense to look at any and all Boeing 777 safety advisories, in case they might predict some small event that cascaded into disaster.

Thanks to input from John King.

Eva Air Emergency Landing in Taipei

What: Eva Air Boeing 747-400 en route from Taipei to Shanghai
Where: Taipei
When: Mar 25th 2012
Who: 357 passengers
Why: After takeoff from Taipai, the flight developed cabin pressure issues.

Pilots returned to Taipai where they made a safe landing.

Eva Air Emergency Diversion to the Ukraine

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Contact photographer Tamas Vekony

What: Eva Air Airbus A330-200 en route from Bangkok Thailand to Vienna Austria with 66 passengers and 12 crew
Where: Simferopol Ukraine
When: Dec 29 2010
Who: 66 passengers including one infant, and 12 crew
Why: While en route, oxygen masks were deployed when the flight developed low cabin pressure issues. The crew descended from 40,000 to 11,000 feet, and diverted to Simferopol Ukraine where they made a safe landing two hours before their anticipated arrival time in Vienna. Although Eva Air sent a technical crew to examine the plane to determine if the problem existed or was an alert malfunction, Taiwan defined the problem as due to an engine bleed air problem.

Passengers (including 21 Austrians, 19 Sweden, a New Zealander, two Americans, twelve Czechs, three Spaniards, a Hungarian, six Thais and Taiwanese) were marooned at the Simferopol airport for nearly 24 hours, then moved to a city hotel, and offered buses to Odessa where they might be able to catch another airline’s flight to Vienna. An Austrian publication published that two employees of Eva Air were due at 4:00 pm in Simferopol to organize a flight on an alternative airline. The return flight is listed as cancelled.

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