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Vueling Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tenerife–South Airport

Vueling Airlines flight VY-6598 made an emergency landing at Tenerife–South Airport in Canary Islands, Spain, on November 10th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Zurich, Switzerland, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines.

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

Vueling Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Vueling Airlines flight VY-8406 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on October 28th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for London Luton Airport, England, but had to turn back after the crew received indication of hot brakes.

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

Vueling Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Vueling Airlines flight VY-8318 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 15th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Barcelona, Spain, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bleed air fault.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unarmed.

Vueling Flight Returns to Brussels due to Technical Issue

Vueling flight VY-2151 made an emergency landing in Brussels, Belgium, on July 9th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Malaga, Spain, but had to turn back due to a technical issue.

The plane landed safely after burning off excess fuel. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Vueling Airlines Flight Rejects Take Off Due To Bird Strike

Vueling Airlines flight VY-9013 had to reject take off from Malaga, Spain, on December 31st.

The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to take off for Toulouse, France, when the crew reported a bird strike and rejected take off.

The plane safely returned to the apron. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Vueling Airlines Flight Rejects Take Off after Bird Strike

Vueling Airlines flight VY-8404 had to reject take off from Amsterdam, Netherlands, on December 12th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to take off for London Luton Airport, United Kingdom, when the crew reported a bird strike and rejected take off.

The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Vueling Airlines Plane Rejects Taking-off in Germany due to Hot Brakes

VuelingVueling Airlines flight VY-1867 had to reject taking-off at Stuttgart Airport, Filderstadt, Germany, on August 13.

The Airbus A321-200 en-route to Barcelona, Spain, had to abort the take-off due to hot brakes.

The plane vacated the runway safely.

No one was injured.

Vueling Plane Aborts Takeoff in Netherlands after Bird Ingestion

VuelingVueling flight VY-8313 had to reject taking-off at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, on June 28th.

The Airbus A320-200, en-route to Barcelona, Spain, had to abort the takeoff after one of its engines ingested a bird.

The plane returned to the apron safely.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Vueling Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Hydraulic Failure

VuelingVueling flight VY-7574 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Malaga, Spain, on June 11th.

The Airbus A320-200, heading from Barcelona, Spain, to Banjul, Gambia, was diverted after the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 110 passengers remained safe.

Vueling Airlines Plane Intercepted by Czech Gripen Fighter Jets

VuelingVueling Airlines flight VY-8549 was intercepted by two Czech Gripen fighter jets on May 27th.

The Airbus A320-200, en-route from Helsinki, Finland, to Barcelona, Spain, was about to enter Czech Airspace, however, the crew did not establish contact with Czech Air Traffic Control. Two Gripen fighter jets were therefore dispatched that contacted the flight on emergency frequency.

The communication was restored around 15 minutes after the plane entered Czech Airspace.

Vueling Flight Returns to Barcelona for an Emergency Landing

VuelingA Vueling flight had to return and make an emergency landing at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, on March 26.

The Airbus A320 took off for Munich, Germany, at around 6 a.m. However, just minutes later, the captain reported a burning smell on board and requested an emergency landing.

The plane landed back uneventfully. All 137 passengers aboard remained safe.

The airline accommodated the passengers in an alternate flight.

Vueling F16 escort in Holland

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Malaga to Amsterdam
Where: Amsterdam
When: Aug 29 2012
Who: 183 passengers
Why: While en route, the pilots of the Vueling Airbus lost contact with Dutch ATC.

The lack of communication led the Airbus to be escorted by F16s to “establish visual contact with the crew.”

On landing at Schiphol, the plane was isolated more than a mile from the terminal, with medical and security teams on hand, and a bus to transport passengers to the airport. Schiphol had already been evacuated after a World War II bomb which had been uncovered was scheduled for removal.

Netherlands Emergency Landing

What: Vueling A320 en route from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Where: Amsterdam
When: Mar 8 2012
Who: not available
Why: The flight was en route when it developed problems with the hydraulics. A “3-VOC” message was sent out from Schiphol Airport.

Pilots returned to Amsterdam and made a safe landing with emergency services on standby. Local television was already interviewing passengers before the plane stopped on the runway.

Barcelona-Vienna Vueling Sustains Lightning Strikes


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Contact photographer Tommy Desmet

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Barcelona to Vienna
Where: Vienna
When: May 8th 2011
Why: While en route, the plane through weather and was struck by multiple lightning strikes. The pilots continued to land in Vienna. There were no injuries but the plane received damage from two strikes.

At the time the flight landed in Vienna, windshear had been detected, and rain and wind were causing flight delays.

2006 Wake Turbulence Event

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Where: Barcelona
When: May 28 2006
Who: 137 passengers 7 crew
Why: The airbus suffered wake turbulence causing the plane to roll to the right. The crew regained Santiagocontrol and continued to where they landed safely, although 4 passengers and 3 crew members were hurt.

The wake turbulence was caused by an A340 ten miles ahead.

Separation was met, and CIAIAC said weather was not a factor. The NTSB Report said probable case was due to In flight separation of the vertical stabilizer as a result of loads beyond system design caused by first officer’s excessive rudder input.

Vueling Skids off Orly Runway


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Contact photographer Niklas Ahman

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Barcelona to Paris
Where: Paris
When: Nov 26th 2010
Who: 96 passengers
Why: While landing in snowy weather, the plane skidded off the runway. Passenger disembarked via stairs directly on to the runway, though they were taken by bus to the terminal.

Leaky Hydraulics Force Vueling Airbus Landing in Barcelona


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Contact photographer Aldo Bidini

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Alguaire to Palma
Where: El Prat Airport Barcelona
When: Nov 12th 2010
Who: 72 passengers
Why: After takeoff from Alguaire, the flight developed a hydraulic leak. The pilot diverted to Barcelona where they were attended by rescue vehicles, and landed safely, although needing a tow from the runway. The plane was removed from service for routine repairs.

Passengers were rebooked and provided dinner; some were booked on buses for part of their trip, and Air Europe, and Air Berlin.

Vueling: Engine problems and Bird Strike


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Contact photographer Darren Varney

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from London to La Coruna
Where: London
When: Apr 23rd 2010
Why: While en route, the plane indicated low engine oil pressure. The flight landed safely at Heathrow and was cancelled.


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Contact photographer Alfredo La Marca

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Seville to Barcelona
Where: Sevilla
When: Apr 26 2010
Why: After takeoff, the Vueling Airbus impacted a bird, which was ingested in the right engine. After the crew shut down the affected engine, they made a safe landing at Seville’s San Pablo Airport, where the Airbus was taken out of service for examination, maintenance and repairs. A replacement aircraft was flown in by Vueling for the passengers.

Although both jets involved were Vueling Airbus A320-200, they were different jets, and neither problem had anything to do with volcanic ash.

Runway Incursion causes Airbus Go-Around in Milan


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Contact photographer Rodrigo Carvalho

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Barcelona Spain to Milan Italy
Where: Milan
When: Nov 29th 2009
Who: 130 passengers
Why: On approach to the runway, the pilots saw a vehicle on the runway. The pilots performed a go-around, and landed safely on their second pass.

Paris: Airbus Catches Fire on Runway


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Contact Photographer Javier Gonzalez

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Paris Orly Airport to Alicante Spain
Where: Paris
When: Aug 5th 2009 10h36
Who: 169 passengers
Why: After boarding but prior to takeoff, the Airbus’s right engine caught on fire. The official statement said that “the fire began when the aircraft was in “pushback” phase, the taxi procedure for towing the aircraft from loading up by a bar connected to a tractor trailer.”

Passengers debarked via slides. There were eight injuries reported; it was not released if the injuries were caused by the fire emergency or the slides, nor if those injured were passengers or crew.

Four and a half hours later, passengers were provided an alternative Airbus to take them to their destination.

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