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Korean Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Busan

Korean Air flight KE-753 made an emergency landing in Busan, South Korea, on December 26th.

The plane took off for Nagoya, Japan, but had to turn back due to an engine failure.

The plane landed back safely. All sixty-four people aboard remained unharmed.


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Korean Air Plane Returns to Chicago due to Landing Gear Issue

Korean Air flight KE-271 had to return and make an emergency landing in Chicago, Illinois, on October 10th.

The Boeing 747-800 freighter plane took off for Atlanta, Georgia, but had to turn back after the crew failed to retract the landing gear.

The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.


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Korean Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Tokyo

Korean Air flight KE-2711 made an emergency landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on June 2nd.

The Boeing 777-200 plane flying from Seoul, South Korea, was descending toward Tokyo when the crew declared an emergency due to a cargo smoke indication.

The plane landed uneventfully. All one hundred and eighty-nine people aboard remained safe.


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Korean Airlines Flight Returns to Japan due to Engine Issue

Korean Airlines flight KE-2728 had to return and make an emergency landing at Kansai International Airport, Japan, on February 15th.

The Boeing 777-200 plane took off for Seoul, South Korea, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an engine issue.

The plane landed uneventfully. All two hundred and sixteen people aboard remained safe.


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Korean Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Seoul

Korean Air flight KE-51 made an emergency landing in Seoul, South Korea, on November 29th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Honolulu, Hawaii, but had to turn back after the crew noticed a cabin pressure problem.

The plane landed uneventfully. All one hundred and twenty-eight passengers aboard remained safe.


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Korean Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Flaps Issue

Korean Air flight KE-902 had to return and make an emergency landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, on September 11th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Seoul, South Korea, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with the flaps.

The plane landed uneventfully. All three hundred and thirty passengers aboard remained safe.


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Fighter Jets Escort Korean Airlines Plane to Stuttgart, Germany

Korean Airlines flight KE-917 was intercepted by two supersonic fighter jets on July 15th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Seoul, South Korea, to Zurich, Switzerland, was over Berlin, Germany, when it lost communication with the ATC.

The German Air Force subsequently dispatched two fighter jets that escorted the plane to Stuttgart, Germany.

The plane landed safely in Stuttgart. All two hundred and eleven passengers aboard remained unharmed.


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Korean Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

Korean Air flight KE-783 made an emergency landing in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 9th.

The Boeing 737-900 plane flying from Busan, South Korea, was descending toward Fukuoka when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and requested emergency assistance.

The plane continued for a safe landing.

There were one hundred and fifty-three passengers and nine crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.


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Korean Air Flight Returns to Seoul After Hydraulic Failure

Korean Air flight KE-137 had to return for an emergency landing in Seoul, South Korea, on February 28th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane took off for Nadi, Fiji, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 115 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.


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Korean Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Manila

Korean Air flight KE-644 had to divert for an emergency landing in Manila, Philippines, on February 28th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Singapore to Seoul, South Korea, was diverted after smell of smoke was noticed in the cabin.

The plane landed safely. All 285 passengers aboard remained unharmed.


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Korean Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

korean airKorean Airlines flight KE-510 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on December 5th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Seoul, South Korea, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.


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Korean Air Plane’s Tyres Deflate during Roll out in South Korea

korean airKorean Air flight KE-718’s both nose tyres deflated after landing at Jeju International Airport, Jeju City, South Korea, on July 29th.

The Boeing 737-900 flying from Tokyo, Japan, had landed on Jeju’s runway when the incident occurred.

All 148 passengers onboard disembarked safely.

The aircraft is still on the ground since the occurrence.


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Korean Air Plane Catches Fire at Japan’s Haneda Airport

korean airKorean Air flight KE-2708 rejected take off from Haneda Airport in Japan, on May 27th.

The Boeing 777-300 was accelerating to take off for Gimpo International Airport, South Korea, when an engine fire broke out. The crew rejected take off and evacuated the aircraft.

There were 319 people aboard, including 302 passengers and 17 crew members; 12 of them were injured and were taken to hospitals.


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Korean Airlines Plane Returns to Seoul Airport

korean airKorean Airlines flight KE-621 had to return and make an emergency landing in Seoul, South Korea, on March 1st.

The Boeing 777-300 took off for Manila, Philippines, but had to return shortly afterwards after its nose gear failed to retract.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 267 people aboard remained safe.

The incident is under investigation.

Korean Airlines Plane makes Emergency Landing in Japan

korean airKorean Airlines flight KE-2707 had to make an emergency landing at Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan, on December 31.

The Boeing 777-300, en-route from Seoul, South Korea, to Tokyo, Japan, had to be landed in emergency due to engine failure.

The plane landed safely.

All 338 people on board remained safe.

Korean Airlines Runway Excursion


A Korean Airlines Boeing 737-9B5 en route from Incheon Seoul S Korea to Niigata, Japan with 115 aboard (106 crew) suffered a runway excursion.
The plane came to rest mired in soft grass.

Passengers exited via mobile stairs on to the tarmac where a bus picked them up to take them to the gate.

The plane’s outbound flight has been cancelled but Nigata Airport traffic was not substantially disrupted.

The Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will conduct a special inspection of Korean Air because “runway overruns are classified as a “serious incident” by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)”


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273 Korean Air Passengers Wait in Plane when Diverted to Russia

July 2, 2013, a Korean Air Boeing 777 with 273 passengers aboard was en route from Chicago to Seoul when it had a drop in pressure as jet fuel was being pumped into the engine. The left engine broke down. After the malfunction, the pilots dumped fuel and diverted to Anadyr airport in Russia, where they made an emergency landing.

Passengers had to wait inside the plane until the replacement jet arrived, so that with ten hours on the ground made a 13 hour flight almost 24 hours long for passengers.

The malfunctioning jet was grounded in Russia pending inspection.

In George’s Point of View

I’d like to consider two additional points for those passengers stuck on their plane:

As Anadyr airport is not one we have visited, we wonder if there is no Customs facility at Anadyr airport for individuals without visas to get some relief from the plane, which had to be exceedingly uncomfortable. Certainly there must be some humane way to abide by international law.

This excessive time stretches some IATA standards of passenger accommodation from both airline and airport. The question isn’t whether passengers are entitled to some kind of compensation for their time and trouble, but rather how the airline and airport are going to recompense the passengers.


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Smoke in Korean Air Boeing 787

Korean Air Boeing 787 en route from Seoul to Los Angeles developed smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Tokyo where they made a safe landing

There was also smoke in the galley.

288 people disembarked, and took a bus to the gate. Emergency services were on the scene.

Passengers were provided an alternate flight the next day.


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Bomb Threat Diverts Korean Air to Airbase with F-15 Escort

What: Korean Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Vancouver to Seoul
Where: Comox air base
When: April 10, 2012 5:30 p.m
Who: 149 passengers, 12 crew members
Why: After a bomb threat was made in a telephone call to the Korean Airlines Los Angeles office, the flight was diverted to Canada’s Comox air base, which is 70 miles outside Vancouver.

The flight was escorted by U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jets. Three hours after the flight took off, it landed in Comex safely.

Officers checked passengers and luggage, Royal Canadian Mounted Police were investigating. Police, fire trucks and B.C. Ambulance paramedics were also on the scene.


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Seattle: Korean Air Flight Electrical Fire


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Contact photographer Felix Chon

What: Korean Air Boeing 747-400 en route from Seoul to Dallas
Where: Seattle
When: Oct 16th 2010
Why: While en route, the crew noticed the scent of something burning. The pilot diverted to Seattle where they made a safe landing. An inspection ensued, and the problem was found to be an electrical short. The plane was back in service within four hours.


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Korean Air Diverts to Istanbul


Pictured: The plane in question prior to registration change: F-WWKI (cn 1155) later registered HL8212
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Contact photographer OlivierG

What: Korean Air Airbus A330-200 en route from Seoul to Tel Aviv
Where: Istanbul
When: Oct 5 2010
Who: 203 passengers
Why: The Korean Air flight diverted to Ataturk Airport due to a windshield crack. The flight made a safe landing.

Passengers were provided hotel accommodations until the replacement jet was provided.


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Korean Airbus Lands with Faulty Cabin Pressure issue (or not)


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Contact photographer Yunjin Lee

What: Korean Airlines Airbus A300-600 en route from Tokyo to Guam
Where: Tokyo
When: Jan 2nd 2010
Who: 2 crew
Why: After takeoff, the plane had problems with cabin pressure. The crew returned to the airport and made a safe landing. Japan’s Aviation Ministry makes a denial, although what they are denying is unclear: the report, the problem with the air pressure, the specific problem, or that the indicator was faulty. With only two crew members aboard the Airbus, perhaps it was a maintenance or test flight, but your guess is as good as mine.


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Korean Airbus Loses Pressure


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Contact Photographer Frank Schaefer

What: Korean Airlines Airbus A300-600 en route from Jeju South Korea to Nagoya Japan
Where: Nagoya
When: Jun 23rd
Who: 164 on board
Why: The plane lost cabin pressure 40 minutes prior to landing. The pilot took the plane to a lower altitude, and oxygen masks were dispensed. The plane landed safely, with no injuries. Investigation regarding the pressure loss is ongoing.


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Korean Jet hits American Vulture and Lands in Sao Paulo

What: Korean Air Boeing 777-200 en route from Sao Paulo to Seoul
Where: Sao Paulo Brazil
When: Wednesday
Who: There were 138 people on board
Why: The jet hit an American black vulture, (2 kilograms (4.4 lbs) and has a wingspan of 1.5 m) and suffered turbine engine failure. The plane landed without incident with no reported injuries.


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Korean Air Crashes in Pohang


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Contact photographer Gerard Helmer

What: Korean Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 en route from Seoul to Pohang
Where: Pohang
When: March 15, 1999
Who: 6 crew and 150 passengers
Why: On March 15, a Korean Air Flight 1533 (McDonnell Douglas MD-83 #HL7570) from Seoul to Pohang departed for Pohang. Weather at Pohang was poor with degraded visibility and gusty 25 knot winds. The pilot failed at the first attempt to land. After the second approach the plane touched down, but overran the runway. The aircraft skidded through 10 antennas, a reinforced barbed wire fence and came to rest against an embankment. The landing snapped the fuselage in half. Damage– Complete destruction of air frame, Injuries– multiple. 6 crew and 150 passengers, no deaths.

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