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SATA Air Acores Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

SATA Air Acores flight SP-479 made an emergency landing in Lajes, Portugal, on October 21st.

The plane flying from Pico Island, Portugal, was descending toward Lajes when the crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit.

The plane landed safely. All twenty-six people aboard remained unharmed.

Azores Airlines Plane Returns to Portugal after Bird Strike

Azores AirlinesAzores Airlines flight S4-134 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Lajes Field, Lajes Air Base, Portugal, on July 15th.

The Airbus A320-200 en-route to Lisbon, Portugal had just departed Lajes’s runway when the crew reported a bird strike resulting in engine failure.

The plane landed safely. All 109 people onboard remained unharmed.

The flight was cancelled.

SATA Emergency Landing in Funchal

What: SATA International Airbus A320-200 en route from Funchal to Copenhagen
Where: Funchal Portugal
When: Jun 20th 2011
Who: 104 passengers, 6 crew
Why: On takeoff, the plane flew through a flock of birds, resulting in damage to both engines. There was vibration but no loss of power. Within a quarter of an hour, the pilot landed safely back at Funchal.

Both engines ingested seagulls, resulting in damaged fan blades. Also, on impact with a gull, one of the cargo doors opened.

Sata Airbus Tire Punctured

What: SATA International Airbus A320-200 en route from Lisbon to the Terceira Azores Islands
Where: Lajes
When: Mar 4th 2011
Why: Landing in Portugal on a wet runway, the plane ran over a sandbag and cable, puncturing a tire. The runway was closed, as the situation was dealt with.

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