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Oman Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Munich

Oman Air flight WY-116 had to make an emergency landing in Munich, Germany, on October 17th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane heading from Frankfurt, Germany, to Muscat, Oman, was diverted after the crew received a low engine oil quantity indication.

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

Iran Aseman Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Shiraz

Iran Aseman Airlines flight EP-6554 had to return and make an emergency landing in Shiraz, Iran, on October 5th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Muscat, Oman, but had to turn back after one of the engines emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame.

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

Red Wings Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Fire

Red Wings Airlines flight WZ-808 had to return and make an emergency landing in Ufa, Russia, on August 22nd.

The plane took off for Sochi, Russia, but had to turn back due to an engine fire.

The plane landed safely. All two hundred and fifteen passengers and seven crew members remained unharmed.

Air New Zealand Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Surge

Air New Zealand flight NZ-5018 had to return and make an emergency landing in Napier, New Zealand, on June 22nd.

The plane took off for Auckland, New Zealand, but had to turn back after one of the engines surged.

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

AeroUnion Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Mexico City

aerounionAeroUnion flight 6R-300 had to return and make an emergency landing in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 27th.

The plane took off for Guadalajara, Mexico, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported repeated surges in left engine along with streaks of flames and loud bangs.

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

Hawaiian Airlines Plane Diverts to Kahului Airport with Smoking Engine

Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines flight 118 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Kahului Airport, Hawaii, on May 12.

According to the airline, the plane was heading from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona when it had to be diverted due to a “left engine surge.”

The faulty engine was smoking when the plane touched the runway and the firefighters had to spray foam to douse it.

All 73 passengers and 5 crew members remained uninjured in the incident.

Biman Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Dhaka

Biman Bangladesh AirlinesBiman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG 047 had to make an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 6.

The Dubai-bound Boeing 777-200ER jet, carrying 241 passengers, took off from Chittagong at 12:33 a.m. However, after just a few minutes, an in-flight surge damaged one of its engines and caused a loud bang. The pilot then shut down the engine and sought permission for an emergency landing in Dhaka.

According to an airline statement, “The aircraft landed safely with passengers disembarking the aircraft normally. An alternative aircraft was made available and took off from HSIA at 3:36am for Dubai.”

Air France Crisis Over Mumbai


photographer Sergio Cardona

On March 11, 2013, an Air France Airbus A330 en route from Mumbai to Paris developed an engine problem. The pilot shut down the engine and returned to Mumbai.

There were almost two hundred passengers aboard the flight. None of them reported injury.

Passengers disembarked, and were provided accommodations as an alternative flight was provided.

Med View Emergency Landing, Lagos

On January 27, 2013, a Med View flight was en route from Lagos to Abuja when it developed sudden problems in one engine. Passengers panicked when they heard a boom at 12:30, and the plane began to fly unsteadily.

73 passengers were aboard the twelve o’clock flight that had started fifteen minutes late at Murtala Muhammed Airport.

Pilots shut down the affected engine and made a safe return to Lagos with emergency services on standby.

Apparently pilot and crew made no announcements, but they did handle the emergency and get the plane down safely.

Passengers were provided an alternative flight to Abuja on a 737.

Rolls Royce Trent Engine Defection Causes Singapore Airlines Airbus toReturn to Origin

What: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 en route from Singapore to Frankfurt
Where: Singapore
When: Mar 27th 2012
Who: 430 passengers
Why: While en route, the Airbus’s number three engine surged. Pilots shut down the engine and returned to Singapore.

The engine involved was one of four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. A “surge” refers to “a disruption of airflow that affects an engine’s normal operation.”

A Nov 2010 engine explosion that forced an emergency landing in Singapore initiated a grounding of Qantas entire A380 fleet in order to determine the safety of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

Passengers were provided an alternative flight to Germany.

Bird Strike over Panama


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Contact photographer Bill Shull

What: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-900 en route from Panama City (Panama) to Newark,NJ
Where: Panama City
When: November 18, 2011
Who: 176 aboard
Why: After takeoff, while climbing out of Panama City, the Continental flight suffered a bird strike. After ingesting the bird, the left engine surged, and caught on fire. Pilots shut down the engine, and returned to Tocumen Airport where they made a safe landing.

Qantas Engine Flames Out on Runway


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Contact photographer Ven Stephan

What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Sydney to Los Angeles
Where: Sydney
When: Jan 15th 2011
Who: 344 passengers
Why: On the runway for takeoff, a left engine made a banging noise and shot flames. The pilots were able to stop the jet on the runway, and the plane was towed and inspected. Passengers were provided an alternative flight 4 and a half hours later.

Boeing Engine Shut Down over Sao Paulo


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Contact photographer Andrew Hunt – AirTeamImages

What: An American Airlines Boeing 767-300 en route from Sao Paulo to Miami,FL
Where: Sao Paulo
When: Nov 18 2010
Why: After takeoff, the right engine made an explosive noise, suffered an engine surge and the pilots shut it down. The pilots returned to Sao Paulo and made a safe landing. Significant damage occurred in the engine, and it will have to be replaced.

British Airways Engine Surge Cancels London Flight


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Contact photographer Neil Guinea

What: British Airways Boeing 747-400 en route from Vancouver,BC to London
Where: Vancouver
When: Nov 13th 2010, 2:00 a.m.
Who: 262 on board
Why: While underway, the left engine surged and the temperature exceeded normal. The standard protocol is to shut down the surging engine and land. The crew returned to Vancouver where they made a safe landing with Richmond Fire and Rescue Services, BC Ambulance and emergency airfield services on standby. The plane safely taxied to the gate. Passengers were delayed overnight, accommodated in hotels and alternative flights.

China Eastern Airlines Airbus Engine Catches Fire


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What: China Eastern Airlines Airbus A300-600 en route from Singapore to Shanghai
Where: Singapore, China
When: Sep 17 2010
Who: 229 passengers
Why: Just after taking off from Singapore, the airbusleft engine had an engine surge, made three banging noises, shot flames and sent the odor of burning into the cabin. A passenger reported seeing the left wing afire.

The flight crew shut down the affected engine, and returned to Singapore where they made a safe landing. Passengers were booked on alternative flights.

Boeing Explosion Rips Hole in Plane


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Contact photographer Chris P Denton

What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from San Francisco to Sydney
Where: San Francisco
When: Aug 31 2010, 12:45 a.m.
Who: 212 passengers, 19 crew
Why: After takeoff, the right engine failed (exploded), and disrupted the outer engine cowling. Observers reported “a thud, shower of sparks, and engine fire.”

On board, the pilot announced that the captain announced that an engine blew up. The crew shut down the afflicted engine, dumped fuel over the Pacific and returned to San Francisco where it made a safe landing. Inside while landing, passengers cheered.

Passengers were provided hotel accommodations. There were no injuries. Experts have noted the rarity of this type of engine explosion, and also mention how lucky passengers are it occurred facing “out” – although the engine is built to contain exploding particles.

* The 747 has 4 engines.

Mauritania: Engine Fire, Emergency Landing


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Contact photographer Javier Bravo Muñoz

What: BMI/Astraeus Boeing 757-200 en route from Freetown Sierra Leone to London
Where: Nouakchott Mauritania
When: Aug 25 2010
Who: 110 aboard
Why: While en route the plane developed engine problems. One account says the pilot saw an engine on fire and contacted ATC for immediate clearance for an emergency landing.

The official report says that the plane was experiencing engine surges.

What matters is that the plane landed safely, with no casualties. A replacement plane was flown in.

Qantas Engine Surge; Emergency Landing in Bangkok


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Contact photographer Kris Mogford

What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Bangkok to London
Where: Bangkok
When: Apr 6th 2010
Who: 335 passengers
Why: After takeoff, engine four had an engine surge. The crew decided to return to Bangkok where they circled, dumped fuel and made a safe landing. Passengers were provided accommodations, and an alternative flight. There were no injuries.

This is the sixth Qantas incident this week.

Qantas Lands in Sydney after Engine Shut Down


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What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route Sydney to Singapore
Where: Sydney
When: Mar 30th 2010
Who: 414 aboard
Why: While en route, a right engine experienced an engine surge. That engine had to be shut down. The crew had to dump fuel and return to Sydney where they made a safe landing about an hour after departure. Passengers were provided a replacement plane.

Airbus Emergency Landing in Malaysia


Pictured: A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-322 shot at Kuala Lumpur
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Contact photographer WT

What: Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300 en route from Kota Kinabalu to Seoul South Korea
Where: Kota Kinabalu Malaysia
When: Feb 3 2010
Why: After takeoff from Kota Kinabalu, the plane had an engine surge. The crew returned to the airport and made a safe landing. No casualties were reported and fire engines were on standby. After landing, the flight was towed.

Qantas Engine Shut Down; Safe Singapore Landing


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Contact photographer Wim Callaert

What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Singapore to Melbourne
Where: Singapore
When: Dec 17th 2009
Who: 354 passengers and 19 crew
Why: While en route, the outer right engine surged. Passengers reported bangs and vibration, and flames.

The crew shut down the engine and returned to Singapore on the remaining 3 engines, where they made a safe landing.

The flight was delayed for a day. It is not reported if this plane completed the route or if an alternative plane was used.

Engine Fire over Launceston Australia Instigates Emergency Landing


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Contact Photographer Torin Wilson

What: Virgin Blue Boeing 737-800 en route from Launceston to Sydney
Where: Launceston
When: Aug 20th 2009
Who: 151 passengers
Why: Shortly after takeoff, passengers heard a “bang” and flames were seen from an engine. The plane circled Launceston for thirty minutes before being cleared to land, which it did, safely. The problem was described as an “engine surge.” Passengers debarked and were provided an alternative plane to take them to Launceston.

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Alaska Airlines Emergency


What: Boeing 737-800 en route from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Where: Anchorage
When: 7:49 a.m.
Who: 61 passengers and five crew members.
Why:one of the plane’s two engines malfunctioned about 30 minutes after takeoff. Passengers described an “orange glow” outside the windows followed by vibration. (The event was alternately described as an “engine surge.” The crew “idled the engine” and the pilot returned to Anchorage for an emergency landing. Passengers debarked and were put on a 10:05 a.m. flight to Fairbanks.

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