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TUI Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Problem

TUI Airways flight BY-643 made an emergency landing in Chania, Greece, on January 29th.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX plane heading from Hurghada, Egypt, to Manchester, England, was diverted due to an engine problem.

The plane landed safely. All one hundred and forty-seven passengers aboard remained unharmed.


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Volotea Airlines Flight Diverts to Athens due to Engine Problem

Volotea Airlines flight V7-1447 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on September 25th.

The Boeing 717-200 plane heading from Mykonos, Greece, to Venice, Italy, was diverted after the crew reported an engine problem.

The plane landed safely. All one hundred and sixteen people aboard remained unharmed.


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Lufthansa Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Athens

Lufthansa flight LH-681 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on August 4th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Munich, Germany, was diverted after an electrical odor was noticed on-board.

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


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Emirates Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Athens

Emirates flight EK-238 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on June 10th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Boston, Massachusetts, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was diverted due to issues with the lavatories.

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


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Eurowings Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greece

Eurowings EW-4387 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, on May 17th.

The plane heading from Rhodes, Greece, to Salzburg, Austria, was diverted due to a cracked windshield.

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


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Aegean Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Athens

Aegean Airlines flight A3-880 had to return and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on February 24th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Vienna, Austria, but had to turn back due to computer problems.

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


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Ryanair Flight Returns to Rhodes After Dog Strike

Ryanair flight FR-1431 had to return and make an emergency landing at Rhodes Airport, Greece, on November 5th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Athens, Greece, but suffered a dog strike during takeoff.

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


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Small Planet Airlines Flight Rejects Takeoff From Greece

Small Planet Airlines flight P7-8730 had to reject takeoff from Corfu, Greece, on August 19th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Warsaw, Poland, when the crew rejected takeoff due to a damaged tire.

The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.


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Sunwing Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Technical Problems

Sunwing Airlines flight BY-1526 made a safe landing at Corfu International Airport, Greece, on July 21st.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Belfast, Northern Ireland, had just taken-off when the crew some technical problems.

The plane landed safely.

All 186 people aboard remained safe.

TUIFly Plane Diverts to Greece due to Electrical Problems

TUIFly flight HG-2273 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Athens International Airport, Greece, on June 30th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying on behalf of FlyNiki and Air Berlin from Heraklion, Greece, to Berlin Tegel, Germany, had to divert due to electrical problems.

The plane landed safely.

The passengers were accommodated in hotels till the aircraft was repaired.


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EasyJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Greece

EasyJet flight U2-1110 had to return and make an emergency landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, on May 30th.

The Airbus A319-100 plane took off for EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, France, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a technical problem.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 152 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

Nordwind Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Greece

Nordwind Airlines flight N4-1606 had to return and make an emergency landing in Heraklion, Greece, on May 3rd.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Moscow, Russia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with the cabin pressure.

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


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Lufthansa Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Burning Odor

Lufthansa flight LH-632 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on February 28th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane heading from Frankfurt, Germany, to Dammam, Saudi Arabia, was diverted after a burning odor was noticed in the cabin.

The plane landed safely. All 114 passengers and 14 crew members remained unharmed.


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Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Athens

Ethiopian airlinesEthiopian Airlines flight ET-702 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on November 13th.

The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Rome, Italy, was diverted after the crew noticed several problems including issues with left hand engine.

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


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Aegean Airlines Flight Returns to Athens due to Gear Problem

Aegean airlinesAegean Airlines flight A3-610 had to return and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on October 2nd.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported issues with the gear.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.


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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.

Everjets Flight Diverts to Athens

EverjetsEverjets flight CO-729 made an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on August 20th.

The plane heading from Thessaloniki, Greece, to Larnaca, Cyprus, had to be diverted due to a cabin pressurization issue.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Ellinair Flight Returns Greece due to Nose Gear Problem

EllinairEllinair flight EL-904 had to return and make an emergency landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, on August 5th.

The plane took off for Moscow, Russia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported that the nose gear could not be fully retracted.

The plane landed safely. There were 147 passengers and 5 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.


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Condor Flight Divers to Greece after Hydraulic Failure

condor airlinesCondor flight DE-2314 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Chania International Airport, Greece, on July 3rd.

The Boeing 767-300, flying from Germany, to Mauritius, had to divert after the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.


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United Airlines Plane Returns to Athens

United AirlinesUnited Airlines flight UA-125 had to return and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on June 19th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Newark, New Jersey, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a leading edge slat asymmetry.

The plane dumped excess fuel before it landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.


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Delta Airlines Flight Intercepted by Greek F-16 Fighter Jets

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-8957 was intercepted by two Greek F-16 fighter aircrafts on May 19th.

According to the airline, the radio contact with Greek ATC was lost for a brief period of time when the Boeing 767-400, en-route from Frankfurt, Germany, to Kuwait, was transiting through Greek Airspace.

The fighter jets returned to the airbase as the communication was restored.

The flight continued to Kuwait.

EgyptAir Flight #MS804 Located off Karpathos Island

Before the wreckage was located off Greece’s Karpathos Island, search and rescue services picked up the ELT signal around 8:25, four hours after dawn. Greece reported two red and white plastic objects floating in the sea, and two orange objects, apparently life vests. Civilian ships are heading into the area to assist. France is assisting the search, with ships and aircraft. Several bodies were found floating in the area, according to RT.

The EgyptAir A320 disappeared May 18 over the Mediterranean.

When planes cross from one country’s airspace into another, the Air Traffic Control transition at those points is called the ‘hand-off.’ The crew was engaging with Greek ATC but when they attempted to hand the aircraft off to Egypt ATC, the crew made no response.

EgyptAir released that the crew was comprised of the captain, first officer, five cabin crew and three sky marshals. The passengers included 30 Egyptians, 15 French, 2 Iraqis, 1 British, 1 Belgian, 1 Kuwaiti, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese, 1 Chadian, 1 Portugese, 1 Algerian and 1 Canadian. The 56 passengers included three children.

Journalists have been barred by Airport security from the area in the Cairo airport where family and friends of the passengers are waiting.

EgyptAir Statement on MS804

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Olympic Air Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Engine Shut-down

Olympic AirOlympic Air flight OA-146 made a safe landing at Alexandroupolis International Airport, Alexandroupolis, Greece, on May 15th.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400, flying from Athens, Greece, was mid-air when it encountered an engine problem. The crew had to shut the engine down.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.


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Ryanair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Athens due to a Disruptive Passenger

RyanairA Ryanair flight en route from Thessaloniki, Greece to Paphos, Cyprus, had to make an emergency landing in Athens due to a disruptive passenger.

The plane took off at about 10 p.m. on June 23, with 168 passengers aboard. Soon after take-off, a 37 year old passenger claiming to be a “mechanic” started banging at the cockpit door and tried to break-in.

The pilot reported the situation to Greek authorities who advised him to land in Athens. The troublesome passenger, believed to be a Cypriot national, was immobilized by the crew members and other passengers while the plane, which was just 20 minutes into the flight, was turned towards Athens. The plane safely landed and the passenger was handed over to the police.

The passengers were accommodated in nearby hotels for the night. They continued their journey to Paphos on the next day.

A spokesperson of Ryanair said, “We will fully assist the Greek police with the prosecution of this individual. We apologise sincerely to our other 168 customers on this flight for any delay or inconvenience suffered as a result of this diversion.”


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Aeroservices Runway Overrun

On 08-NOV-2013, an Aeroservices Socata TB-9 Tampico stalled, tried for a go around but suffered a hard landing and veered off the runway at Pachi Megara airport, Attica, Greece.

The plane was a total loss but the two aboard survived. No injuries were reported.

The accident is under investigation.

The cause of the plane’s stall has not been reported. The plane sustained substantial damage.

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