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ANZ Plane Diverts to New Zealand after Bird Strike

ANZ Air New Zealand flight NZ-680 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 5th.

The Airbus A320-200 flying from Dunedin to Wellington, New Zealand, had to divert after impact with a bird.

The plane landed safely.

All 88 passengers aboard remained safe.

British Airways Plane Diverts to France due to Technical Issue

British airwaysBritish Airways flight had to divert and make a precautionary landing at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Blagnac, France, on September 15th.

The Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona, Spain, to London, UK, was mid-air when the crew detected a technical issue.

The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The flight was delayed.

EasyJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Drunk Passenger Tries to Open Door Mid-Air

EasyjetEasyJet flight EZY8896 had to make an emergency landing in Bordeaux, France, on March 7th.

The Airbus A320, heading from Marrakesh, Morocco, to Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, had to be diverted after a drunk male passenger tried to open an emergency door mid-air.

The plane landed safely. The man was escorted out of the plane by the French police.

The airline confirmed the incident and said, “easyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time. Whilst such incidents are rare we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard and always push for prosecution. The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.”

Small Planet Airlines Airbus Veers Off Runway at Birmingham Airport

A Small Planet Airlines Airbus A320 veered off the runway at Birmingham Airport in England, on February 21.

According to an airport spokesperson, “Birmingham Airport can confirm that an A320 aircraft belonging to charter company, Small Planet, has maneuvered off the taxiway into grass after landing from Paderborn at 1320 today.”

None of the 180 people aboard reported any injuries.

The incident is being investigated.

Bird-Hit United Flight Returns to Sacramento International Airport

united airwaysUnited Flight 2005 had to return and make an emergency landing at Sacramento International Airport, California, on November 25.

The Airbus A320 plane took off for Denver, Colorado, but had to return shortly afterwards after a geese hit its right engine, causing a significant damage.

The plane landed safely. All 114 passengers remained uninjured.

The aircraft was taken out of service while the passengers had to re-book the flights.

AA Jet Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Syracuse after Pilot Dies

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight 550 had to make an emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, New York, on October 5.

The co-pilot of the Airbus A320, en-route from Phoenix to Boston, diverted to Syracuse after the the pilot, Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, of Utah, suffered a heart attack and passed away mid-air.

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

The airline said in a statement, “Unfortunately, our pilot passed away…We are incredibly saddened by this event, and we are focused on caring for our pilot’s family and colleagues.”

Airbus Video on Secure Cockpit door

Security measures were taken by aviation designers after 911 to ensure a safe cockpit door in the A320,resulting in a door designed to stop intruders and protect the pilot within.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, flight crews no longer have keys to open the cockpit door. The door remains locked during flight. When entry is requested on the outside keypad, a buzzer goes off. The pilot can toggle the switch and unlock the door.

The CVR now seems to indicate that copilot Andreas Lubitz locked out the Pilot In Command, Captain Patrick Sondenheimer. There is audio record of him attempting to get through the invincible door.

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