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Tunisair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Djerba

Tunisair flight TU-668 made an emergency landing in Djerba, Tunisia, on January 12th.

The Boeing 737-600 plane took off for Brussels, Belgium, but had to turn back due to failure of the weather radar.

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

Tunisair Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Loss of Cabin Pressure

Tunisair flight TU-725 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Nice, France, on August 17th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Paris Orly Airport, France, to Tunis, Tunisia, was diverted after it lost cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Tunisair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia

tunisairTunisair flight TU-914 made an emergency landing at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Medina, Saudi Arabia, on February 27th.

The pilots declared emergency after a fire broke out in Airbus A330-200 plane’s left engine. The flight was heading from Medina, Saudi Arabia, to Tunis, Tunisia, at the time.

The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Tunis Flight Blown Off the Runway

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Contact photographer Bostjan Henigaman

What: Tunis Air Airbus A320-200 en route from Paris to Monastir to Djerba (Tunisia) with 67 passengers and 8 crew
Where: Djerba
When: Mar 10th 2012
Why: While taking off, the flight was on the runway about to embark on the Djerba leg of the journey when the plane encountered wind which forced it off the runway, and caused some damage.

The passengers evacuated. Rescue services were on the scene.

There’s no indication of the disposition of the passengers.

Tunis Air: Armed Escort over France

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Contact photographer William Verguet

What: Tunis Air Airbus A300-600 en route from Tunis to Paris
Where: French Airspace
When: Aug 19 2010
Why: Over France, the Tunisian flight was met and escorted to Orly by French Fighters. Then there’s a discrepancy: Tunis Air says they were in contact with Air Traffic Control the entire time, but the airport, apparently did not get a response on the radio, which brought in the “big guns.” Or to be exact, “There was a concern for communication, the aircraft was flying a little low and not responding to radio, the alert was triggered.” The incident was called a “miscommunication.” Air Tunis was taken completely by surprise.

George’s Point of View

It will be interesting to see what the BEA makes of all this.

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