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Air India Flight Returns to New Delhi due to Smoke in Cabin

airindialogoAir India flight AI 137 had to return and make an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in New Delhi, India, on January 26.

The plane took off for Milan, Italy, but had to return shortly afterwards after smoke was detected in the cabin.

The Boeing Dreamliner plane landed safely. All 167 passengers aboard remained unharmed.

Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Azerbaijan

airindialogoAir India flight AI 130 had to make an emergency landing at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan, on January 24.

The Boeing Dreamliner aircraft was en-route from London, United Kingdom, to Mumbai, India, when a passenger suffered a medical emergency, prompting the pilot to sought permission for diversion.

Authorities said the 72-year-old passenger, a British citizen, died before the plane landed in Azerbaijan.

Dead, Unconscious Pilot Landing

While Flight 5461 London to Crete was en route, the pilot passed out. The copilot took the correct measures and made an emergency landing at Marco Polo airport in Venice. The unconscious captain was hospitalized, and passengers were obliged to disembark in order to board an alternate flight to Crete. The Titan Airways Airbus was flying for Easyjet. The plane was an Airbus, and there were 170 aboard. EasyJet confirmed that… “flight EZY5461 from London Gatwick to Heraklion, which was being operated by a wet leased Titan aircraft diverted to Venice as a result of the Captain requiring medical assistance. The First Officer performed a routine landing in line with procedures. The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services on arrival. The safety and wellbeing of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.
easyJet sent a replacement aircraft and crew from London Gatwick to Venice to operate the flight to Heraklion. This flight has now arrived into Heraklion. Passengers were communicated with throughout and were provided with refreshment vouchers.
We apologise for any inconvenience experienced due to the diversion and resulting delay.”


On October 6, the pilot of a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner between Houston, Texas and San Francisco, California diverted to Albuquerque NM when the co-pilot fell ill and lost consciousness. The pilot landed safety at Albuquerque International Sunport at 8:20 a.m.. A replacement crew completed the flight on the Boeing 787.

Is this an epidemic? What about American Airlines pilot Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, who died mid-flight after experiencing a medical emergency the morning of October 5? His copilot made an emergency landing of the Airbus A320 in Syracuse, New York and taxied to a gate where paramedics quickly arrived in the cockpit. A replacement crew completed the flight. 147 pax, 5 crew.

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Albuquerque after Co-Pilot Passes Out Mid-Air

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA1614 made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 6.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, heading from Houston, Texas to San Francisco, California, was diverted after the co-pilot fell unconscious.

The plane, carrying around 250 passengers, landed uneventfully.

The co-pilot was immediately shifted to hospital.

Hong Kong-Bound Air India Jet Diverts to Kolkata

air indiaAir India flight AI314 made an emergency landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on September 22.

The Boeing Dreamliner, heading from Delhi to Hong Kong, was diverted after the pilots noticed a technical snag.

The plane landed safely.

All 216 passengers and 10 crew members aboard remained unhurt.

BA Flight Diverts to Siberia due to Smoking Smartphone

britishairwaysBritish Airways flight BA18 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Irkutsk city of Siberia, Russia, on August 21.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, en-route from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport to London’s Heathrow airport, was diverted after a passengers’ smartphone began emitting smoke due to a ‘thermal runaway’.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 205 passengers aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The plane was able to resume its journey after 3 hours.

Arkefly Flight Diverts to Ottawa International Airport

arkefly-logoAn Arkefly flight had to make an emergency landing at Ottawa International Airport in Ontario, Canada, on August 12th.

The pilots declared medical emergency after a female elderly passenger died on-board. The Amsterdam-bound B787 Dreamliner had just taken off from Toronto Pearson International Airport at the time.

The plane safely landed in Ottawa.

According to public information officer for Ottawa Paramedic Service J.P. Trottier, “The person had no vital signs on board… There were some doctors on board and CPR was started. Upon landing, paramedics took over with other treatments, but she was declared deceased.”


The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that its two-day investigative hearing into the Jan. 7 battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 at Boston’s Logan Airport will be held on April 23-24 at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

The hearing will focus on issues relating to the design, testing and certification of the battery system.

Update on Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA002 Incident

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — During approach to Laredo, Texas, yesterday, airplane ZA002 lost primary electrical power as a result of an onboard electrical fire. Backup systems, including the deployment of the Ram Air Turbine (RAT), functioned as expected and allowed the crew to complete a safe landing. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Boeing.

The pilots executed a safe landing and at all times had positive control of the airplane and all of the information necessary to perform that safe landing.

Initial inspection appears to indicate that a power control panel in the aft electronics bay will need to be replaced on ZA002. We are inspecting the power panel and surrounding area near that panel to determine if other repairs will be necessary.

We have retrieved flight data from the airplane and are analyzing it in Seattle. This process will take several days. We are committed to finding the cause quickly but will not rush the technical team in its efforts.

The team was conducting monitoring of the Nitrogen Generation System at the time of the incident but there is no reason to suspect that the monitoring or earlier testing of that system had anything to do with the incident.

Consistent with our internal processes, until we better understand the cause of the incident on ZA002, we have decided to postpone flight test activities on other airplanes. Ground test activities will be conducted until flight test resumes.

Likewise, we cannot determine the impact of this event on the overall program schedule until we have worked our way through the data. Teams have been working through the night and will continue to work until analysis is complete and a path forward is determined.

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