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United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off due to Issue with Cockpit Window

United Airlines flight UA-61 rejected take-off at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on July 23rd.

The Boeing 767-300 flying to Honolulu, Hawaii, had to reject taking-off due to some issue with a cockpit window.

The plane landed safely.

All 201 people aboard remained safe.

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Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Mumbai

Air India flight AI-937 had to divert for an emergency landing in Mumbai, India, on June 13th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Kozhikode, India, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was diverted after a burning odor was noticed in the cockpit.

The plane landed uneventfully. All sixty-two people aboard remained safe.

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U.S. Marine Corps Osprey Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at Amami Airport, Japan, on June 10th.

According to the Okinawa defense bureau, the pilots decided to make an emergency landing after a cockpit warning light came on.

The plane, based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

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Wideroe Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smoke in Cockpit

Wideroe Airlines flight WF-831 made an emergency landing in Bodo, Norway, on February 1st.

The plane flying from Leknes, Norway, was on approach to Bodo when the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 13 passengers and 3 crew members remained safe.

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Pilot Gets Locked out of Cockpit; Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Las Vegas

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta flight 1651 made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 29.

The plane was en-route from Minneapolis to Las Vegas when the pilot went out of the cockpit to use bathroom. However on returning, he could not get in because the door got jammed. Fortunately, the first officer was in the cockpit. He promptly took over the controls and made an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully and taxied to the gate. All 168 people aboard remained unharmed.

According to Delta spokesperson Lindsay McDuff, all pilots and first officers are trained to handle such situations.

Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Fatal Flight update

Handout photo of wreckage at the site of a Boeing 737-500 crash at Kazan airport

On November 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm, Flight 363, an Ak Bars Aero/Tatarstan Boeing 737-500 en route from Moscow to Kazan, made several go-arounds, and more than one landing pass. On the second (?) attempt, an hour after takeoff, it crashed on landing at Kazan. On touchdown, the jet’s nose hit the ground.

The plane caught fire on impact after a fuel tank caught fire. None of the 44 passengers or 6 crew survived the fire.

The leased 23 year old plane was registered as VQ-BBN.
The Metars were reported as:

UWKD 171530Z 23008G11MPS 5000 -RASN OVC007 03/03 Q0993 R29/2/0055 NOSIG RMK QFE734/0979
UWKD 171500Z 23009G12MPS 9999 -RASN OVC008 03/02 Q0994 R29/2/0055 NOSIG RMK QFE735/0980

METAR UWKD 17th @ 1530Z, wind from 230 at 8, gusting to 11 MPS, visibility 5000′, Weather: light rain snow, Sky: overcast at 700, temperature 3, dewpoint 3, altimeter 0993 mb, r29 / 2 / 0055 nosig remarks: qfe734 / 0979

On the ground, an official was quoted saying “The visibility was five thousand meters, the runway was dry. You cannot even imagine better conditions.”

A4677/13 – AD CLSD DUE TO TECR. 17 NOV 18:20 2013 UNTIL 18 NOV 08:00 2013. CREATED: 17 NOV 18:29 2013

Transport Prosecution Office has opened a criminal investigation.

Passenger list (EN)

With the Boeing 737-500 aircraft operating the flight U9 363 on the route Moscow – Kazan during landing 19:25 (GMT) accident.
On board were 44 passengers and 6 crew members.
The circumstances are being investigated.

Airline “Tatarstan” brings his deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

A preliminary list of registered on the flight.

Surname Name Date of birth
Akulinina Natalia 21.08.1987
Antonov Alexander 01.01.1957
Artashina Daria 07.09.2002
Ahmetshina Alia 23.07.1990
Baranova Jana 15.08.1987
Bull Donna Carolina 02/14/1960
Burdin Yuri 25.12.1967
Vaprenttsev Denis 02.10.1984
Hajiyev Diana 10.05.1955
Guzhiev Rustam 02/27/1982
Drantusova Natalia 04.05.1971
Zaripov Venus 07.09.1988
Zaripov Albina 21.01.1980
Zgurtskaya Victoria 08/30/1969
Ivashkevich Irene 20.09.1979
Kamashev Mstislav 15.10.1986
Kashapova Alina 27.06.1998
Knyazev Eugene 07/02/1955
Kuznetsova Helena 11.06.1971
Kucherov Anna 18.04.1990
Lyashin Yuri 12.04.1976
Makarov Gennady 31/10/1965
Mangusheva Tatiana 09/17/1949
Minnihanov Irek 04.03.1989
Morozova Olga 08.02.1960
Muzychuk Dmitry 30.05.1986
Nazyarov Ruslan 17.09.1973
Oshurkova Margaret 06/22/1958
Parkhomenko Novel 20.02.1986
Prokofiev Paul 15.01.1974
Rashitova Gulnara 15.07.1991
Sadrutdinov Ayrat 16.02.1984
Safin Damask 05/24/1986
Safiullin Diana 09.10.1989
Sibgatullin Abdullah 20/12/1926
Sibgatullina Maria 01/13/1926
Skvortsov Ellina 08.06.1976
Smolenttsev Nicholas 04/19/1964
Smolenttseva Helena 05/29/1966
Sterkhova Anastasia 23.01.1990
Fazleeva Mignonette 07/12/1959
Khafizova Alina 10.09.1987
Shchukin Victoria 01.10.1977
Yankilyaykis Alexander 03.02.1977

Surname Name Patronymic Date of birth Position

  • Salihov Rustem Gabdrahmanovich 11.06.1966 KBC
  • Gutsul Victor Nikiforovich 12/06/1966 Co-pilot
  • Zarifullina Nuria Dafiyatovna 30.19.1957 senior flight attendant
  • Garifullina Inga Rafailevna 06.02.1971 Flight attendant
  • Kabanov Olga Stanislavovna 22.04.1988 Flight attendant
  • Hajdarov Damir Fardatovich 20/09/1987 Flight attendant

In connection with the aviation accident of the flight U9-363 on November 17, the airline “Tatarstan” organizes delivery of close relatives (parents, spouses, children) affected in Kazan.

On the issue of delivery, please contact the working group created on the basis TSNOP.

Senior Group: Shalymova Svetlana Vitalyevna.
+7 (843) 267-88-04, 537 -97-52

Door Locks Out Air India Captain

On May 13/14, 2013 the cockpit door of one of Air India’s planes locked the captain out while he was using the toilet. The co-pilot and trainee pilot had to land the plane in Bhopal for ground maintenance engineers to fix the problem.

On May 13, the flight took off from Delhi for Bangalore.

Air India’s official statement was that the captain couldn’t return to the cockpit because the door was locked and that all efforts to open it, even from inside, failed during Tuesday’s flight from New Delhi to the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

The airline claims that no one was endangered during the “unscheduled landing.” No doubt the passengers watching the pilot attempting–and failing–to open the cockpit door would disagree. Apparently there was some degree of panic among the passengers. This is just one in a long series of air safety issues from Air India.

After the plane landed at 5.55pm, ground maintenance engineers did fix the door. The flight continued to Bangalore at 8.45 pm, and made a safe landing at at 8.45 pm.

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