Ilyushin 76 hydroplanes off runway following long landing

On 13 August 2012, an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD, departed Prestwick, Scotland, for St. John’s International Airport, with 10 crew members on board. Following touchdown on runway 11, the crew was unable to stop the aircraft prior to the end of the runway. The aircraft came to rest in the grass, with the nose wheel approximately 640…

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Qantas A380, Boeing 747 collide while being towed

A Qantas Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 collided at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) while being towed out of the hangar, causing damage to the wings. Initial reports indicate the aircraft will be grounded for several days while the damage is repaired and the aircraft re-certified. Both aircrafts’ flight schedules were canceled until engineers assess…

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No injuries when engine housing falls off plane leaving O’Hare

A Spirit Airlines plane had to return to O’Hare International Airport soon after takeoff when part of the housing for one of its engines fell off, officials said. No one was injured when the cowling for the right engine on Flight 409, headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., became detached and the flight crew had to…

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EasyJet A320 loses cowl on take-off from Milan

One of EasyJet’s Airbus A320s sustained cowling damage to one of its engines shortly after take-off from Milan Malpensa, forcing a return to the airport. The aircraft had been operating flight 2715 to Lisbon on 12 August when, according to the carrier, it suffered a “technical issue” with one of its CFM International CFM56 engines. EasyJet says the aircraft landed safely “using both…

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Cowl doors missing from both engines on BA A319

K investigators have opened an inquiry into the British Airways Airbus A319 incident at London Heathrow which resulted in substantial damage to both engines. Images show that the fan cowl doors on both engines have been torn away, with clear discolouration on the rear of the starboard International Aero Engines V2500 powerplant. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says it has started…

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Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 (2009)

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 (also known as the Poldercrash) was a passenger flight that crashed during landing at theAmsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, on 25 February 2009, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots. The aircraft, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, crashed into a field approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of thePolderbaan runway, (18R), prior…

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ANA Boeing 737 ends up almost inverted mid-flight (2011)

An ANA Boeing 737-700, traveling from Okinawa to Tokyo, had an inflight ‘upset’ that resulted in two flight attendants being injured but only a few passengers complaints. The incident took place on September 6th around 10:50 pm local time but wasn’t brought to the airlines attention until the next day and was just recently reported to the public…

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Virgin Atlantic A333 near London on Apr 16th 2012, cargo fire indication

The British AAIB released  their final report concluding: Causal factors The investigation identified that injuries were sustained during the evacuation of the aircraft. The evacuation was initiated based on the commander’s assessment of the available sources of information, including the repetitive and intermittent nature of the aft cargo smoke warnings. The investigation identified the following…

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Report: windshear causes hard landing of a Fokker 100 in Australia

On 19 October 2012, the Fokker 100 operated on a charter flight from Perth to Nifty, Australia. While the flight crew were positioning the aircraft for a 5 NM (9 km) straight-in approach into a slight headwind, they received a windshear caution. In response, the crew increased the approach speed and extended the speed brake to stabilise…

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Report: Serious separation infringement incident at Helsinki Airport, Finland, involving three passenger flights

The serious incident occurred near Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on 6 February 2013 at 16:07. Flybe Finland flight FCM746L from Warsaw (Embraer ERJ-190 OH-LKO) and British Airways flight BAW79H (Airbus A319 G-EUUK) from London were arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa. At the same time Scandinavian Airlines flight SAS717, operated by Blue1 (Boeing 717 OH-BLQ), was departing from Helsinki-Vantaa for…

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