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A British Airways Embraer lines up with the runway at London City Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Decades After Changes Were Demanded, Airline Runway Excursions Remain Problematic

The sky was stormy overhead at Florida’s Jacksonville Naval Air Station the night of May 3, 2019. A small thunderstorm deluged rain with enough intensity that the captain of Miami Air International flight 293 turned the Boeing 737-800’s windshield wipers on and cranked them all the way to max. Chartered by the Pentagon, Flight 293 was a supplemental military charter returning from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Loaded with Department of Defense personnel and civilian family members, the trip should have been…

Gulf Air Flight GF215 Experiences Incident at Kuwait International Airport

On Monday, Gulf Air flight GF215 experienced a minor incident while landing at Kuwait International Airport. All 62 passengers and seven crew members were evacuated safely from the aircraft and escorted to the airport, and, reportedly, no one suffered any harm or bodily injury. The reason for the evacuation and…

NTSB Provides Update on United Airlines 328

The NTSB has released an update on its investigation into the catastrophic engine failure on United Airlines flight 328. The incident received widespread media attention when the engine cowling from the Boeing 777 landed in the front yard of a house in a Denver suburb. None of the passengers or…

United, Japan Suspend Operations of PW4000 Boeing 777s

Through a Notice to Airmen released Sunday, the Japanese aeronautical authority reported that it had decided to prohibit the operations of Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines until further notice. This prevents the operation of 32 aircraft owned by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways as well as…

Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire In Shanghai

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F caught fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday while preparing for a flight to South America, the airline said in a statement. All crews working with the aircraft are reportedly safe. For a time after flights broke out, flights were diverted from Pudong to…

Pilots and Controller Blamed for Pakistani A320 Crash

The Pakistani Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) has released the preliminary report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) accident a month after the crash. According to the report, the flight crew did not follow the procedures and failed to extend its landing gear, leading to a gear-up landing and initiated…

African Express Airways Embraer 120 Crashes in Somalia

A Kenyan-registered aircraft belonging to African Express Airways with registration 5Y-AXO crashed as it was approaching the Bardale Airstrip in Somalia on at around 4 p.m. on Monday. The aircraft was reportedly carrying six passengers aboard including two Kenyan pilots, a trainee pilot, a flight engineer and two other airline…

Vancouver Seaplanes Damaged in Attempted Theft

Three seaplanes in the Vancouver Harbour have been damaged after an attempted theft. Local police received a call around 3:30 p.m. local time on Friday morning of a person attempting to steal a Seair deHavilland Beaver seaplane. When the police arrived, the attempted thief had escaped, but not before damaging…

Ukranian 737 Crashes After Departing Tehran

A Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed just minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran early Wednesday morning. Flight PS752 departed Tehran’s largest airport at 6:12 a.m. Iran Standard Time. The last ADS-B data was received from the aircraft just two minutes later at 6:14 a.m. according…

Fly Jamaica Aircraft Suffers Hydraulic Issues Inflight, Overshoots Runway on…

A Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by Caribbean carrier Fly Jamaica was badly damaged after a landing incident in Georgetown, Guyana early Friday morning that saw the aircraft overshooting the runway. The Toronto-bound aircraft had taken off from Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana before it had to return to the…