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Jetstar Airways Plane Returns to Singapore due to Flaps Asymmetry

Jetstar Airways flight JQ-8 had to return and make an emergency landing at Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore, on May 13th.

The Boeing 787-800 flying to Melbourne, Australia, had to return due to flaps asymmetry.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Miami

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-1089 made an emergency landing in Miami, Florida, on November 24th.

The Boeing 757-200 plane was flying from Bridgetown, Barbados, when the crew reported a flaps symmetry issue and declared an emergency.

The plane landed safely. There were 108 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

UTAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

UTairUTAir flight UT-572 made an emergency landing in Moscow, Russia, on October 30th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Krasnojarsk, Russia, was on approach to Moscow when the crew received an asymmetric flaps indication and declared an emergency.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-1427 made an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 11th.

The Boeing 737-800, flying from Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, Texas, was on final approach when the crew reported that the flaps are not moving from 25 to 30 degrees.

The pilot initiated a go around and 15 minutes later landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Ryanair Plane Diverts to Brussels due to Asymmetric Flaps

RyanairRyanair flight FR-5464 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium, on February 27.

The Boeing 737-800, en-route from Madrid, Spain, to Brussels, Belgium, was on approach to Charleroi Airport when the crew detected asymmetry in the flaps, deciding to divert to Brussels Airport.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers and crew members aboard remained unhurt.

Virgin Emergency Diversion to Hobart

What: Virgin Australia Boeing 737-700 en route from Brisbane to Launceston
Where: Hobart
When: Jun 16th 2011
Who: 56 passengers
Why: On approach to Launceton, the crew noted a flaps asymmetry, and aborted the approach. They burned off fuel, and diverted to Hobart where they made a safe landing. Passengers feared for their lives but apparently were not in as much danger as they feared.

Subsequently, due to Puyehue ash concerns, they took a bus to Launceston. The flight was carrying the Gold Coast Suns football team.

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