Category Archives: Latest Aviation News

Thermal runaway in passenger luggage in China

Thermal runaway in passenger luggage in China A China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration B-2009 performing flight CZ-3539 from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao (China), was boarding for departure. A passenger had placed his luggage containing a power bank and other equipment in the overhead locker, when the power bank suffered a thermal runway and a […]

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Iran Aseman Airlines ATR72 crashed February 18th

Iran Aseman Airlines ATR72 passenger plane crashed in Zagros Mountains in Iran on February 18, 2018. All 66 people onboard the flight EP3704 are presumed to be dead. The plane departed Tehran Mehrabad International Airports at 8:00 AM en route to Yasuj, southwest of Iran. Approximately 50 minutes into the flight, the plane disappeared from […]

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Dec 13th 2017 – West Wind Aviation ATR 42-300 accident

Dec 13th 2017 – West Wind Aviation ATR 42-300 accident. A West Wind Aviation ATR 42-300 impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from Fond-du-Lac Airport (CZFD) in Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and there are reports of “multiple injuries ” among the twenty-two passengers and three crew onboard the airplane. https://aviation-safety.net/

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Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th, aircraft on fire during maintenance

Qatar A321 at Doha on Dec 8th, aircraft on fire during maintenance. A Qatar Airways Airbus A321-200, registration A7-AIB, was parked at a remote stand for maintenance concerning the inflight entertainment system and satcom antenna, when at about 06:50L fire broke out in the cabin burning through the roof of the aircraft before the fire […]

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L-410 crashes in Eastern Russia, six fatalities

L-410 crashes in Eastern Russia, six fatalities. On November 15, 2017, Khabarovsk Airlines passenger plane L-410 crashed during the landing in the Nelkan settlement in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. The aircraft was flying from Khabarovsk. There were seven people on board: five passengers, including a 3-year-old girl, and two crew members. Six people died, the girl […]

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EASA revisits angle-of-attack upgrade on A330 computers

EASA revisits angle-of-attack upgrade on A330 computers. Airbus A330 operators are to be instructed to update software on flight-control computers in order to reduce the risk of undetected blockage of angle-of-attack sensors. The proposed order from the European Aviation Safety Agency covers the A330-200 and -300 variants and follows the discovery that sensor blockage could, […]

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Loss of control, B735 on approach to Moscow-Vnukovo

Loss of control, B735 on approach to Moscow-Vnukovo. UTair flight UT588 from Krasnodar to Moscow, Russia, reportedly suffered a loss of control incident while on approach to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport.  Unconfirmed reports from Russian aviation sources suggest that the aircraft was on approach to runway 06 when a situation developed where the aircraft attained a […]

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Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain

Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain. An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8 Freighter came very close to a mountain after taking off from Hong Kong International Airport on 24 September. After departing from runway 07R at 15:44pm local time, the aircraft (N856GT) deviated right from its assigned track toward the high ground of […]

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FAA orders Airbus A380 engine inspections

FAA orders Airbus A380 engine inspections. U.S. air-safety regulators have issued an emergency order requiring airlines to inspect engines on roughly 120 Airbus A380 superjumbo jets world-wide, prompted by an engine that violently broke apart during an Air France flight at the end of September. The safety directive issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Two Airbus A320 in ground collision at Juarez, Mexico

Ground collision between two Airbus A320 at Juarez, Mexico. October 10th – two Viva Aerobus Airbus A320 aircraft were involved in a ground contact incident in the hours of darkness.  The right-hand wing-tip sharklet of XA-VAK collided with the left-hand horizontal stabilizer of XA-VAV.  https://aviation-safety.net/

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