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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…

PHOTOS: Air Canada Flight 624 Experiences a Runway Excursion While…

Early Sunday morning, at approximately 12:40AM ADT, Air Canada flight 624, an A320 enroute to Halifax from Toronto, was involved in an accident while landing. The aircraft was registered as C-FTJP and is 23 years old. While approaching Halifax, the A320 apparently clipped a power cable of some type sending…