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South African Airways Flight Returns to John F. Kennedy International Airport

South African Airways flight SA-204 had to return and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on January 4th.

The Airbus A340-600 plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to turn back due to an issue with flap retraction.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.


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South African Airways Flight Returns to JFK Airport

southafricanairwaysSouth African Airways flight SA-204 had to return and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on December 3rd.

The plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew failed to retract the flaps.

The plane dumped excess fuel before it landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.


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South African Airways Flight Returns to Johannesburg

southafricanairwaysSouth African Airways flight SA-96 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12th.

The Airbus A319-100 aircraft took off for Ndola, Zambia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane burnt off excess fuel before it landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

South African Airbus Turbulence Injures 28 over #Malaysia

southafricanairwaysSouth African Airways Flight SA286, an Airbus A340-313X, was en route from OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, near the city of Johannesburg to Hong Kong International Airport when it encountered severe turbulence four hours from Hong Kong while over Malaysia. The plane suffered cabin damage.

Three crew and twenty-five passengers were tossed out of their seats and into the ceiling. THere were 163 passengers aboard. Fourteen ambulances waited at Chek Lap Kok airport to transport the injured to North Lantau Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Yan Chai Hospital. Two people are still hospitalized.

Pilots continued to Hong Kong and made a priority landing.
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The injured were taken off the plane and hospitalized.

Malaysian authorities will be assisting the Civil Aviation Department in the investigation.

*A priority landing means that the incident leads to the aircraft being given landing priority by the airport where it is about to land.


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Dulles Crew Finds Dead Stowaway

A South African Airways Airbus A340 at Dulles International Airport flew from Johannesburg, South Africa to Dakar, Senegal to Virginia with an extra passenger. Crew discovered the body in the wheel well on Thursday. FBI, U.S. customs, border patrol, fire and rescue crews and Dulles police responded to the scene. Fairfax County Medical Examiner’s Office has custody of the body.

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