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Category: <span>Auxiliary Power Unit</span>

Delta Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to APU Problem

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-1183 made an emergency landing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on August 22nd.

The plane was en-route from Norfolk, Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia, when the crew reported issues with the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and decided to divert to Myrtle Beach for an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely. There were 160 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

Eurowings Plane Diverts and Makes Emergency Landing in France due to APU Problem

EurowingsEurowings flight EW-152 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Paris Orly Airport, Orly, France, on March 25.

The Boeing 767-300, flying from Cologne, Germany to Bridgetown, Barbados, was mid-air above France when the crew reported a technical problem with the APU (Auxiliary Power Units), prompting the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All people onboard remained safe.

Alaska Airlines Plane Diverts to Honolulu

wings of alaskaAlaska Airlines flight AS-862 had to make an emergency landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 11.

The plane was heading from Kahului, Hawaii, to Portland, Oregon, when the crew decided to divert due to a fault in the auxiliary power unit.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 152 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Eastern Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Aberdeen Airport

Eastern AirwaysAn Eastern Airways fight had to make an emergency landing at Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland on April 30.

According to an airline spokesperson, “Our crew were re-positioning an empty aircraft from Orebro in Sweden to Aberdeen and reported a cockpit warning indication relating to the aircraft’s Auxiliary Power Unit…There were no passengers onboard the Saab 2000, and the two pilots landed safely at 7.20pm…After vacating the runway the aircraft then taxied to its parking stand.”

The airline engineers were inspecting the aircraft.

Air India Airbus APU acts up in Hyderabad

Pictured: An Air India Airbus over Singapore
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What: Air India Airbus A321-200 en route from Hyderabad to Mumbai
Where: Hyderabad
When: Aug 5th 2009
Who: 120 passengers
Why: After take-off, the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) developed a problem. After returning to Hyderabad, maintenance dealt with the issue and within an hour the plane was back in the air. I’d like the registration on this one–we may be hearing from it again.

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