Category Archives: Latest Aviation News

Citation overflies vehicle at 1 metre after take-off without clearance at Reykjavik

CitationJet CJ2 overflies airport vehicle at 1 metre after take-off without clearance at Reykjavik On the morning of January 11th 2018 rain showers were present, the temperature was around freezing point and the runway braking action was poor at Reykjavik Airport (BIRK). It was decided to sand both runways. At 10:04 the controller contacted the […]

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Heavy snow causes business jet to pull a wheelie at Truckee airport

Heavy snow causes business jet to pull a wheelie at Truckee airport More than 16 inches of dense, wet snow that fell Tuesday night on the Truckee Tahoe Airport caused a business jet to pull some on-ground aerobatics on Wednesday morning.  The snow, regionally dubbed “Sierra cement” for its thick, heavy and sticky texture, piled […]

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Crash: Saha B703 at Fath on Jan 14th 2019, landed at wrong airport

Saha B703 at Fath on Jan 14th 2019, landed at wrong airport A Saha Airlines Boeing 707-300 freighter, registration EP-CPP performing a freight flight from Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to Karaj (Iran) with 16 crew and a cargo of meat, was on approach to Karaj’s Payam Airport’s runway 30 (length 3660 meters/12,000 feet) when the crew descended […]

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Wizzair A320 descends below cleared level and causes near collision

Wizzair A320 descends below cleared level and causes near collision, November 10th 2018. A Wizz Air Airbus A320-200, registration HA-LPM performing flight W6-3763 from Craiova (Romania) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was enroute at FL310 about 110nm east of Madrid when ATC cleared the aircraft to descend to FL300. An Air Europa Express Embraer ERJ-195, registration EC-KRJ […]

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VietJet A320 at Nha Trang on Dec 25th, landed on closed runway

A VietJetAir Airbus A320-200, registration VN-A695 performing flight VJ-689 from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), was climbing out of Nha Trang’s Cam Ranh Airport’s runway 02 when the crew stopped the climb at FL130 due to a technical problem, entered a hold south of Nha Trang and decided to return to Nha […]

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Southwest B737 overran runway on landing, December 6th

Incident: Southwest B737 at Burbank on Dec 6th 2018, overran runway on landing A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N752SW performing flight WN-278 from Oakland,CA to Burbank,CA (USA) with 112 passengers and 5 crew, landed on Burbank’s runway 08 (length 5800 feet/1765 meters) at 09:02L (17:02Z) but overran the end of the runway and came […]

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Incident: Van L410 at Dubrovnik on Nov 29th 2018, touched down before displaced threshold

Incident: Van L410 at Dubrovnik on Nov 29th 2018, touched down before displaced threshold A Van Air Europe Let L-410 operating on behalf of Trade Air, registration OK-LAZ performing flight C3-821 from Split to Dubrovnik (Croatia) with 7 passengers and 3 crew, landed on Dubrovnik’s runway 12 at about 12:45L (11:45Z) but touched down before […]

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Another reason for the correct use of checklists

Engine Failure Caused Texas Jet Crash DEL RIO, Texas (AP) – A fatal plane crash involving a flight instructor last year in Texas was caused by a total hydraulic failure of the jet’s engine, the U.S. Air Force said. Investigative documents were released Wednesday about the November crash that killed Capt. Paul J. Barbour, The […]

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Qantas A380 nosedives after wake turbulence

Qantas A380 nosedives after wake turbulence. A Qantas A380 operating from Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne was sent into a nosedive for 10 seconds over the Pacific Ocean, on June 10, 2018. The incident was attributed to a “wake turbulence” induced by another Qantas A380 that left Los Angeles minutes earlier. The two A380s took […]

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American A319 near El Paso, June 3rd 2018, severe hail strike

American A319 near El Paso, Jun 3rd 2018, severe hail strike. An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N806AW performing flight AA-1897 from San Antonio,TX to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 130 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 115nm northeast of El Paso,TX (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence and a severe hail strike at […]

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