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Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Tokyo

Air Canada flight AC-1 made an emergency landing in Tokyo, Japan, on August 24th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane was flying from Toronto, Canada, when the crew noticed an engine oil leak and declared an emergency.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All three hundred and sixty-five passengers and fifteen crew members remained unharmed.

Johannesburg-Bound British Airways Flight Returns to Heathrow Airport

British Airways flight BA-57 returned to Heathrow Airport, England, on March 19th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to turn back after the crew noticed hot air leak in one of the wings.

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

TUI fly Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Malmo, Sweden

TUI fly flight 6B-271 had to return and make an emergency landing in Malmo, Sweden, on April 14th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Las Palmas, Spain, but had to return shortly afterwards after the tower reported seeing a leak or smoke trailing it.

The plane landed back safely. All 175 people aboard remained unharmed.

KLM Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Atlanta

KLM flight KL-624 had to return and make an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 8th.

The plane took off for Amsterdam, Netherlands, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew detected a water leak into the avionics.

The plane landed back uneventfully. All 325 people aboard remained safe.

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Athens

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA-125 made an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on September 30th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Newark, New Jersey, but had to return shortly afterwards after the passengers noticed fluid leaking from the left hand wing.

The plane landed safely. All 209 passengers and 11 crew members remained unhurt.

AtlasGlobal Plane Returns to Turkey due to Fuel Leakage

AtlasGlobalAtlasGlobal flight 8Q-807 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Antalya Airport, Antalya, Turkey, on August 14th.

The Airbus A321-200 en-route to Paderborn, Germany, had to return shortly after the crew was informed that there was fluid leaking out of one of its wings.

The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Air Cairo Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cairo

Air CairoAir Cairo flight SM-451 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cairo, Egypt, on August 1.

The Airbus A320-200 plane en-route from Alexandria, Egypt, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was diverted after the crew noticed a leak in one of the main cabin doors.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 111 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

Solitaire Air Flight Returns to Amman due to Leaking Door

Solitaire AirSolitaire Air flight FJR-200 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amman, Jordan, on July 15th.

The plane took off for Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a leaking door.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport

Air FranceAir France flight AF-990 made an emergency landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, on May 28th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane, en-route to Johannesburg, South Africa, had to turn back after the crew reported a possible engine oil leak.

The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Aeroflot Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

AeroflotAeroflot flight SU-2342 made an emergency landing in Kaliningrad, Russia, on May 22nd.

The Airbus A320-200, heading from Moscow, Russia, to Hanover, Germany, was diverted after a passenger observed fuel leaking from a wing.

The plane landed safely. There were 154 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Water Leak Floods the Aisles; Qantas Flight Returns to LAX

QantasQantas Airways Flight 94 had to return and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport due to a water pipe leak, on July 2.

The Airbus A380 was en route from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia and was cruising at an altitude of about 31,000 feet when it sprung a leak, making the aisles flood with water.

The pilot then decided to return to Los Angeles, where the plane made a safe emergency landing at about 2:40 a.m. No one was injured.

According to a statement released by Qantas, “[The crew] did everything they could to help customers, including moving them to unaffected areas and providing spare blankets so they could stay dry.” The statement further said, “We’re also providing customers with hotel accommodation while the issue is being fixed by our engineers in Los Angeles. We apologise to customers for the inconvenience. There were no safety of flight concerns with the water leak, however the Captain decided to return to LA in the interests of passenger comfort. We are liaising with Airbus to understand what caused this fault.”

Delta Jet Returned to Jamaica for Emergency Landing

deltaA Delta Airlines flight bound for Atlanta had to return and make an emergency landing at Kingston airport in Jamaica, shortly after it took off on June 30.

According to Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant the decision to make an emergency landing was made after a pneumatic leak was discovered in the engine 2 of the MD-88 jet.

The plane landed safely. All 149 passengers and 5 crew members aboard remained unhurt.

Emilio Ebanks, the spokesperson of Jamaica Fire Brigade said that smoke was seen to be coming out of the plane while it was in the air. Durrant said there was no fire in the aircraft.

US Military Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland

A United States Navy C130H Hercules had to make emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, after the crew reported that the fuel was getting leaked from the plane.

The transport plane belonging to US military was returning to the US from Ireland on April 25. The request for emergency landing was made, when it was flying over the Atlantic, around 300 kilometres west of Ireland.

The airport authorities deployed full emergency landing protocol at the airport, with the fire fighters, ambulances and crash crews ready at the scene. The plane safely landed at Shannon Airport at about 4:53 pm.

The plane was immediately taken for inspection and the runway was checked for fuel leakage. The crew later confirmed that the fuel leakage from the plane had stopped.

Inter-Island Flight Ditches In Indian Ocean After Moroni Take-off

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What: Inter-Iles Air Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia en route from Moroni, Comoros to Anjouan
Where: Indian Ocean
When: Nov 27, 2012
Who: 29 aboard-25 passengers, 4 crew
Why: According to passengers accounts, the plane took off and was leaking. Another reports that an engine failed. The pilot intended to return to the airport but instead managed to ditch safely in the Ocean within five minutes of take-off. Both pilot and copilot had over 5000 hours of flight experience.

The pilot suffered head trauma but no one else was reported as injured.

The leaking plane had passed DGAC inspection one week before the accident.

The rescue/recovery of the crew and passengers was performed by local fishermen.

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American Airlines Emergency Landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

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Contact photographer Mark Kryst
What: American Airlines en route from Raleigh to Chicago
Where: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
When: May 20, 2012, 8:15
Who: 138 passengers
Why: The American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80 en route from Raleigh to Chicago developed an oil leak in one engine after take-off.

Pilots made a loop over central North Carolina and returned to Raleigh, aborted an attempted landing, and then made a successful emergency landing. Emergency services, crash-fire-rescue trucks and firefighters were on standby.

American Airlines provided a replacement flight for passengers. No injuries were reported.

Flight Aware Live Flight Tracker > American Airlines (AA) #1645 > 20-May-2012 > KRDU-KORD Flight Tracker

American Airlines “American”
Aircraft McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (twin-jet) (MD83/Q)
Origin Raleigh-Durham Intl (KRDU)
Destination Raleigh-Durham Intl (KRDU)
Date Sunday, May 20, 2012
Duration 22 minutes
Status Landed yesterday.
Distance Direct: 0 sm Planned: 257 sm Flown: 114 sm
Scheduled Actual/Estimated
Departed 08:05AM EDT 08:12AM EDT
Arrival 09:52AM EDT 08:34AM EDT
Speed 393 kts
Altitude 34,000 feet

Cityhopper Hops Back to Amsterdam Minus One Engine

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Contact photographer John Gregory

What: KLM Embraer ERJ-190 en route from Amsterdam to Birmingham
Where: Amsterdam
When: Apr 21st 2012
Why: While en route, a leak in the right engine was detected. Pilots shut down the affected engine and returned to Amsterdam where they made a safe landing.

KLM Cityhopper received delivery of the plane on April 1 2010. It has CF34-10E6 engines. (GE)

China: Airbus Leak Aborts Takeoff

What: Air Macau Airbus A321-200 en route from Beijing to Macau
Where: Beijing
When: Feb 4th 2011
Why: Takeoff was aborted when fluid started leaking (described evocatively as a fierce spray, large fluid spill, massive spray). The plane aborted takeoff, and stopped on the runway. Passengers disembarked on the runway, (hopefully were bussed or carted back to the airport) and repairs were made on the plane.

The plane had suffered a broken seal, causing an oil leak. The leak did not affect runway operation which was not cancelled/

The flight took off again nine hours later after repairs and testing.

Logan Emergency Landing

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Contact photographer Michael Carter

What: Continental/ ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Manchester NH to Newark NJ
Where: Logan
When: Jan 18, 2010
Who: 44 passengers and 3 crew
Why: After taking off 6 hours late after ground stops due to the weather, after five minutes in flight, smoke in the cabin forced the pilots to divert to Logan Airport. Emergency was declared due to “smoke in the lavatory.” In the meantime, passengers were covering their faces because of the smoke. A leak, mechanical problem and possible fire was reported on the Continental flight and speculation is that de-icing fluid had infiltrated the engine, causing burn-off.

The plane landed safely at Logan, with emergency crews on standby.

37 passengers boarded another plane around 3 pm to continue to their destination.

2nd Estonia : Water + Electrics Don’t Mix

Pictured: An Estonia Air Boeing 737 at Tallinn – Lennart Meri (Ulemiste)
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What: Estonia Air Boeing 737 en route from Tallinn to Copenhagen
Where: Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
When: Jan 16, 2011
Why: A leak in a water pipe set off electrical problems. The pilots returned to the airport and made a safe landing.

Passengers were provided an later flight.

Oil Fire Smokes Air Greenland Lavatory

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Contact photographer Stefan Sonnenberg

What: Air Greenland de Havilland Dash 8-200 en route from Nuuk to Paamiut
Where: Nuuk
When: Oct 25th 2010
Who: 11 passengers and 3 crew
Why: While en route, a fire was reported in the lavatory. Smoke was detected in the cabin. The crew returned to Nuuk where they made a safe landing.

Maintenance found an oil leak in the bleed air system.

Missing Plane Crash Couple Found

What: Privately owned Glasair Aviation “Sportsman 2+2” plane en route to a fishing trip on Lake Klemka
Where: Pipmuacan Reservoir in the Saguenay region
When: Sunday August
Who: Carol Tremblay, 56, and Nathalie Cote, 44,
Why: The couple had decided to go fishing on Lake Klemka, and flew there on the Sportsman configured with floats. They landed on the Pipmuacan Reservoir and were checking for directions when the plane started letting in water. They donned their life jackets and swam (for an hour) for the island. Tuesday they swam from the island to the reservoir and walked till they found a cabin where they found a battery, which enabled them to light-signal the helicopters searching for them.

Joint Co-ordination Rescue Centre in Trenton, Ont., recovered them shortly at 9 p.m. on August 31.

George’s Point of View

So many crashes end badly, it is a real pleasure to hear of survivors who walked away—in this case, swam away—from a downed plane. Their fishing trip turned out to be, not a tragedy, but simply rather more of an adventure than they had anticipated.

Air Canada Fire Discovered AFTER Flight

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Contact photographer Mark Kryst

What: Air Canada Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300 en route from Kelowna,BC to Vancouver,BC
Where: Vancouver
When: Jul 19th 2010
Who: 52 people aboard
Why: After making a safe landing at Vancouver, the Vancouver ground crew discovered evidence of a small fire and a fluid leak. Maintenance discovered a fuel line perforation, where the wiring harness abraded it, causing arcing and a small fire and a loose, leaking oil line fitting.

Air Canada Bleed Leak

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Contact photographer Simon Blakesley

What: Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190 en route from Ottawa to Calgary
Where: Montreal
When: Jul 2 2010
Who: 91 aboard
Why: While en route, the right engine indicated a bleed leak. The pilots followed procedure, and eventually diverted to Montreal where they made a safe landing. Maintenance repaired the problem by replacing the left engine’s air management sys controller. There is no indication of whether passengers were provided an alternative or if the flight was continued on the same (repaired) plane.

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