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Category: <span>Cyprus.</span>

Air Serbia Flight Diverts to Paphos due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Air Serbia flight JU-7210 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Paphos, Cyprus, on September 19th.

The Airbus A319-100 plane heading from Belgrade, Serbia, to Hurghada, Egypt, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication.

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

Lufthansa Plane Diverts to Cyprus due to Unusual Cabin Odor

Lufthansa flight LH-608 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus, on July 20th.

The Airbus A330-300 flying from Munich, Germany, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, had to divert due to an unusual odor in its cabin.

The plane landed safely.

All 186 passengers remained unhurt.

Cobalt Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Cyprus

CobaltCobalt Airlines flight CO-516 made an emergency landing in Larnaca, Cyprus, on August 21st.

The plane had just departed for Manchester, England, when the crew received an abnormal gear indication and decided to return.

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

Ryanair Plane Rejects Takeoff in Cyprus after Bird Strike

RyanairRyanair flight FR-5086 had to reject takeoff at Paphos International Airport, Paphos, Cyprus, on July 3rd.

The Boeing 737-800 was accelerating to takeoff for Krakow, Poland, when one of its engines ingested a bird.

The plane taxied to the apron safely.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Thomson Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Larnaca International Airport

ThomsonThomson Airways flight TOM2334 made an emergency landing at Larnaca International Airport, Cyprus at 9:00 P.M. on July 8.

The Boeing 767-300, travelling from Manchester, UK, to Larnaca, Cyprus, had to declare an emergency after it experienced short-term air turbulence.

Among the 328 passengers and 10 crew members aboard, 4 crew members sustained injuries.

The injured were taken to hospital.

Egypt Air Tailstrike On Aleppo Takeoff

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Contact photographer Nicholas Young

What: Egypt Air Airbus A321-200 en route from Aleppo to Cairo
Where: Aleppo
When: May 6th 2012
Who: 130 passengers
Why: While taking off from Aleppo, the plane had a tail strike, impacting the runway. The pilots diverted to Larnaca where they made a safe landing. No reports were made of personal injury but the plane was damaged. A replacement flight was sent to carry the passengers to Cairo.

In George’s Point of View

I cannot help but wonder why pilots decided to climb to 31000 feet and continue to Lanarca instead of returning to Aleppo. Wouldn’t potential damage from a tail strike possibly affect cabin pressure and put the flight at risk? Wouldn’t standard procedure be to do a fly-by for a visual assessment, and a return to the airport? Or is there an Egypt Air or Airbus repair facility at Lanarca? It just seems like it was a risky choice.

Lightning Strike Disables Plane over Five Finger Mountains

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Contact photographer Ole Simon

What: Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-ASP performing flight PC-223 from Ercan Cyprus to Adana Turkey
Where: Ercan
When: Dec 9th 2011 11:05
Who: 75 passengers and 6 crew
Why: Just ten minutes out of Ercan, over the Five Finger Mountains, the plane was struck by lightning.

Consequently, several systems malfunctioned. Pilots returned to Ercan State Airport and made a safe landing. Passengers were provided alternative flights.

Many regions in cyprus have been subjected to torrential rain and thunder.

Thomson Flight Lands on One Engine

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Contact photographer Roberto Bianchi

What: Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 from London to Paphos Cyprus
Where: Paphos Cyprus
When: Oct 13 2010
Who: 200 aboard
Why: On approach to Paphos, the pilot had to shut down an engine. The captain issued a distress signal and landed with one engine, with emergency vehicles on standby.

They made a safe landing. The plane’s return run is postponed until after Inspectors flying in from the UK to inspect the plane.

Transaero Engine Fire

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Contact photographer YK

What: Transaero Airlines Boeing 767-200 en route from St. Petersburg to Larnaca
Where: Larnaca
When: Jul 31st 2010
Why: On landing, the engine was found to be on fire. The engine was shut down, and on board measures were inadequate to suppress the flame. Emergency services succeeded in putting out the fire. The plane was towed off the runway.

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