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Azul Linhas Aereas Plane Returns to Brazil after Vulture Strike

Azul Linhas Aereas flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Viracopos International Airport, São Paulo, Brazil, on May 4th.

The Embraer ERJ-195, flying to Brasilia, Brazil, had to return after a vulture hit the captain’s windshield.

The aircraft received substantial damage.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers after 1:45 hour delay.

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.

Nose Gear on Southwest Airlines Plane Collapses at Baltimore Airport

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight WN-149 had to face a delay after the aircraft’s nose gear collapsed at Baltimore–Washington International Airport, Maryland, on August 4th.

The Boeing 737-300 plane was being pushed back when its nose gear collapsed.

All 126 passengers and 5 crew members disembarked safely.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

British Airways Plane Diverts to Iceland due to Medical Emergency

British airwaysBritish Airways flight BA282 made an emergency landing in Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 10th.

The plane, heading from Los Angeles, California, to London, United Kingdom, was diverted after a passenger fell sick.

The plane landed safely.

According to the airline, “The customer was taken to hospital locally and the flight continued to Heathrow after a two-hour delay.”

EasyJet Plane Returns to the Stand after Spanner was Spotted in the Wing

EasyjetA 25-year-old Swiss passenger prevented a potential aviation disaster after reporting that a spanner was stuck in the plane’s wing.

Just moments before the EasyJet flight EZS1465 was scheduled to take off, Christophe spotted the spanner and immediately told the airline personnel.

According to the airline, “easyJet can confirm that EZS1465 from Geneva to Copenhagen on 4 March retuned to stand prior to departure from Geneva as a result of a passenger informing crew about noticing an object in the wing… In line with our procedures, the captain took the decision to return to stand for it to be investigated. A spanner was discovered and removed and the flight departed with a small delay.”

The incident is being investigated.

United Airlines Plane Diverts to Detroit due to Disruptive Passenger

new-united-logoUnited Airlines flight 3461 had to make an emergency landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan, on January 7.

The plane heading from LaGuardia Airport, New York, to O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, had to be diverted due to an unruly passenger. It is believed that a woman asked to be let off the plane mid-air and when the crew members told her it was not possible, she became aggressive and attacked the passengers and crew.

The woman was restrained using scarves, belts, seat belts when the plane, carrying 69 passengers and 4 crew, landed in Detroit.

She was taken into custody by the FBI. The plane resumed its journey after a short delay.

The flight was being operated by Shuttle America.

Several AA Flights Delayed Due to Third-Party iPad App Glitch

American AirlinesSeveral American Airlines flights had to be grounded on April 28 due to a software glitch in pilot iPads.

The airline has been using Apple’s tablets since 2012 as a replacement of conventional flight bags and manuals for pilots. However, the recent glitch in a third-party iPad application delayed several flights.

An airline spokesperson was quoted saying, “We experienced technical issues with an application installed on some pilot iPads…This issue was with the third-party application, not the iPad, and caused some departure delays last night and this morning…Our pilots have been able to address the issue by downloading the application again at the gate prior to take-off and, as a back-up, are able to rely on paper charts they can obtain at the airport…We apologise for the inconvenience to our customers.”

Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Delayed due to Passenger’s Crash Dream

Saudi Arabian AirlinesA Jeddah-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was delayed after a passenger created panic in the plane at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 2.

The plane was about to take off when a passenger, believed to be a Saudi national, stood up and claimed that he had a dream about the plane getting crashed.

The authorities evacuated all passengers from the aircraft and searched it thoroughly while the Police took the man in custody.

An airline official confirmed that the plane was able to take off after security clearance.

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