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EgyptAir: 3 Alerts Before the Plane Left Radar. Fire on board.

Several different alerts on this plane went off immediately prior to the plane disappearing from the radar, including 1) issues with the windows on the co-pilot’s side of the plane; 2) two smoke alerts, the first one “SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE” at 00:26 a.m. local time; 3) the second one “AVIONICS SMOKE” at 00:27 a.m. The second alert refers smoke in the avionics bay, which is located below the cockpit, and is where the electronics are housed.

This is also the same plane that was vandalised two years ago at Cairo Airport. In Arabic someone, presumably Cairo Airport workers, wrote on its belly, “We will bring this plane down.”

It is a special concern that the plane had flown to Eritrea.

The US State Department has a standing travel warning for Eritrea, and is quoted as saying “security at the Asmara airport ‘can be unpredictable,’ and had a ‘lack of efficiency and consistency” in screening passengers.'”

The search for Egyptair is still underway.

On the search for Egyptair Flight MS804

According to AV:

on 2016/06/01, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority reported “Laplace” located pings presumably from one of MS804’s black boxes. The vessel “John Lethbridge” of DOS will be joining the search team to retrieve the black boxes. The BEA (FR)confirmed that Egyptian Authorities have confirmed a “signal that may come from one of the recorders” of flight MS-804. The BEA did NOT confirm that a black box has been located.

Debris has been found.

LOT Polish Airlines Flight Lands in Emergency at Glasgow Airport

LOT Polish AirlinesA LOT Polish Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Scotland’s Glasgow airport at 11:35 a.m. on September 26.

The decision for emergency landing was made after the crew received an alert from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s fire protection system. The aircraft, carrying 260 people, was on its way from Chicago, US, to Warsaw, Poland, at the time.

The plane landed safely and no one was hurt.

An airline spokesperson Barbara Pijanowska-Kuras said, “The emergency landing of the plane was caused by a glitch in the fire protection system…There was no fire or smoke onboard.”

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GoAir Emergency Landing

Former Army Chief General V.K. Singh was on his way to Mumbai to launch his book at the ongoing Mumbai Literary Festival when the GoAir flight he was on with about 100 passengers had a fire alarm and was forced to return to IGI airport forty minutes after it left.

Passengers were provided an alternative flight.

One person was injured during emergency exit procedures.

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Delta Diversion to Pasco Washington

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 en route from Atlanta,GA to Seattle,WA (USA) with 185 people aboard apparently developed a cargo fire on Oct 21, 2013.

Pilots diverted diverted to Pasco Washington where they made a safe landing.

Emergency services responded to the scene which was apparently a heat sensor alarm. No fire was found.

The 757 was grounded at the Pasco airport. Some of the passengers were provided a charter bus to Seattle, some rented cars, and others waited for a Tuesday flight.

Video below

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Emergency landing At Sumburgh, Scotland

Photographer Okke Behm
On July 31, 2013, an Eastern Airways Saab 2000 was en route when pilots observed a warning light on the flight panel. The flight had to divert to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland, Scotland. Thirty oil workers were aboard. THere were thirty-two passengers and three crew.

Shetland’s air, sea and land rescue services responded to the scene, including auxiliary coastguard teams from Lerwick, Noness and Sumburgh. Emergency services were on standby on landing.

Pilots sent a 5.10pm. Mayday and made a safe landing.

None of the 35 aboard suffered injury. The fault was in the warning system.

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Germanwings Airbus Diverts to Prague

While a Germanwings Airbus A319-112 was en route from Moscow to Stuttgart, the plane issued warnings. Pilots diverted to Prague-Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) Airport in the Czech Republic.

Airport fire and rescue services responded to the scene according to the airport air crash consultant spokesperson

THere were 144 passengers and five crew aboard the Airbus A320. There were no injuries reported on landing.

A replacement plane was sent from Cologne.

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Southwest Airlines Safe Landing after Indicator Alert Error

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 Flight 481 from Las Vegas to Tulsa made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport.

The flight diverted back after a cargo hold fire-alert alerted the crew. The flight had left at 1:20, and returned at 2:45. Passengers indicated turbulence as they were returning to Las Vegas. The crew did not explain the situation to the passengers until after landing.

136 passengers and four crew were aboard. No one was injured. THe problem was an indication alert error. Passengers were rebooked on alternative flights.

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Allegiant Flight Diverts to Fort Wayne

Allegiant Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82, en route from South Bend to Punta Gorda Florida with 149 passengers and five crew diverted to Fort Wayne Indiana and made a safe landing with emergency services on standby.

Pilots diverted because of a warning light. Passengers were evacuated safely.

An alternative flight was provided.

See Video Below

UPS Safe Landing in Tulsa

What: UPS Cargo Airbus en route from Louisville to Tulsa
Where: Tulsa International Airport
When: May 22, 2012 5:40 a.m.
Who: 2 Crew
Why: En route, the plane flashed a landing gear warning.

Pilots made a safe landing in Tulsa but had to be towed. The runway was closed for thirty minutes.

Below see video of Airbus landing.

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Air India Boeing Makes Unscheduled Bucharest Stop

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Contact photographer JangSu Lee –

What: Air India Boeing 777 en route from Frankfurt to Chicago
Where: Bucharest
When: May 12, 2012 10:25
Who: 303 passengers and 17 crew
Why: The flight was en route over Romania when a door warning went off, alerting the pilot of a potential problem.

One source reported the problem as a door alarm; another source said there was a cargo smoke indication.

Passengers deplaned via stairs as on examination, no indication of fire or heat was found. Passengers were then provided hotel accommodations.

The pilot informed ATC in Bucharest and shortly later made a safe landing. The cargo door was examined but no problems were found. The issue was chalked up to being a false alarm.

The plane awaited takeoff pending an allocated scheduled landing-time in Chicago.

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Philadelphia Bound Canadair CRJ Hops to Dulles with Mechanical Issues

What: US Airways Express flight 3650 Canadair CRJ (CRJ) en route from Washington to Philadelphia
Where: Washington DC
When: March 12, 2012 2:20 pm
Who: 3 crew, 29 passengers
Why: After takeoff from Ronald Reagan National Airport, a warning light indicated problems. Pilots diverted to Dulles where they made a safe landing with emergency services on standby.

Passengers were provided alternative flights.
US 3650 is a 58 minute 119 mile domestic flight departing from the Ronald Reagan Washington Natl, Washington airport (DCA) and arriving at Philadelphia airport (PHL).

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False Cargo Fire leads to False Start over San Jose Cabo

What: VivaAerobus Boeing 737-300 en route from San Jose Cabo to Monterrey
Where: San Jose Cabo
When: Aug 21st 2011
Why: On takeoff, flight systems indicated there was a cargo fire.

The flight returned to San Jose Cabo where it made a safe landing. Examination proved there was no fire, and the flight was delayed, but continued on to Monterrey.

Nabo Rings Danger and Caution over African Skies (and Spreading)

It is June 15, three days after Eritrea’s Nabo volcano erupted, and traffic is still being disrupted. Ethiopian Airlines announced flights to Northern Ethiopia, Dijbouti and Kartoum are still disrupted by the ash cloud, although their other flights are running smoothly. Care is being taken because the ash, which is mainly made up of silicates melts at about 1100°C and fuses inside the engine, often to catastrophic results.

The Toulouse VAAC (Volcanic Ash Advisories) maps out the ash cloud:

And the official text advisory of June 15 from VAAC is below:

DTG: 20110615/1200Z
PSN: N1322E04142
ADVISORY NR: 2011/09
OBS VA DTG: 15/1200Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1105 E03935 – N1240 E04130 – N1105 E04300 –
N1105 E03935 FL200/400 N1310 E04205 – N1255 E03715 – N1455 E03815 –
N1310 E04205
FCST VA CLD + 6H: 15/1800Z SFC/FL200 N1215 E04155 – N1105 E04420 –
N1105 E04035 – N1215 E04155 FL200/400 N1310 E04215 – N1215 E04040 –
N1225 E03705 – N1435 E03735 – N1310 E04215
FCST VA CLD + 12H: 16/0000Z SFC/FL200 N1240 E04200 – N1205 E04330 –
N1050 E04440 – N1050 E03950 – N1240 E04200 FL200/400 N1305 E04155 –
N1230 E03900 – N1235 E03515 – N1415 E03535 – N1305 E04155
FCST VA CLD + 18H: 16/0600Z SFC/FL200 N1225 E04205 – N1205 E04430 –
N1015 E04530 – N1020 E03905 – N1225 E04205 FL200/400 N1430 E03405 –
N1305 E04150 – N1155 E03930 – N1235 E03400 – N1430 E03405

See our article Hot Volcanoes Cool Air Travel for more details.

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Alarm ON Fed Ex Canada Flight

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Contact photographer Barry Shipley

What: Fed Ex/Morningstar Boeing 737-200 en route from Winnipeg to Calgary
Where: Winnipeg
When: May 3rd 2011
Why: The plane was on the runway when the pilot received an indication of fire. The fire indication would not shut down, even after the plane stopped. Emergency services responded. The plane was “rebooted” and the indication shut down.

(Just like my kitchen alarm that goes off whenever I cook, regardless of whether something is burning or not. I promise it wasn’t me. I promise I wasn’t cooking in the non-existent galley.)

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Russian Plane Halts Due to Fire Alert

What: Kolavia Tupolev TU-154M en route from Mineralny Vody to Surgut Russia
Where: Mineralny Vody Russia
When: Apr 29th 2011
Who: 112 passengers
Why: While en route, the Tupolev developed a fire in the engine, or at least a fire indication. The pilot returned to Vody and made a safe landing half an hour after taking off.

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Jamaica: American Airlines Emergency Landing

What: American Airlines Boeing 757 en route from Quito, Ecuador to Miami, Florida
Where: Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport in St James
When: 2:14 pm
Who: 155 passengers, 8 crew
Why: While en route over the Cayman Islands, the plane developed a temperature indication warning on the right hand engine. The flight made an emergency landing. Passengers disembarked normally without injury. The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority is investigating.

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UA Emergency Landing in Lincoln

What: United Airlines/ ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Lincoln,Nebraska to Chicago Illinois
Where: Lincoln
When: Jan 30th 2011
Who: 47 passengers
Why: While en route, the plane indicated a gear problem.

The pilot returned to Lincoln to make a safe landing.

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Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing in Oakland

What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, en route from San Francisco to Chicago
Where: Oakland
When: Jan 22nd 2011 2:51 pm
Who: 86 passengers
Why: While en route, the pilot of the Southwest Airlines Boeing received a warning message indicating a fire in wheel well. The pilot diverted to Oakland and made a safe landing where passengers disembarked and waited to transfer to another plane.

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Worldwide Alert on Failed Airline Computer System

A computer fault on a Qantas Airways Ltd. flight switched off the autopilot and generated false data, causing the jet to nosedive. This failure in the onboard computer system caused the violent drop in altitude on the Qantas Airbus A330-300. The flight control system was supplied by Litton Industries, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp., Airbus issued a telex late yesterday to airlines that fly A330s and A340s. The fault originated in the main on board computer system which caused other system failure. Airbus has now issued guidelines in case the incident happens again.

Preliminary analysis of the Qantas incident revealed the error occurred in one of the jet’s three air data inertial reference units, which caused the autopilot to disconnect.

The crew flew the aircraft manually to the end of the flight,

On 14 October 2008, Mr Julian Walsh, Director, Aviation Safety Investigation, discussed factual information known to the investigation team in a media conference in Canberra City discussing the progress of the investigation.

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