THURSDAY FEB 22, 2024
×
Search AeroXplorer
Tag: Safety
NEWS Feb 22, 2024 Emergency Door Nearly Ripped Off TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Birmingham Airport On February 20, a TUI Airways plane was severely damaged after a set of mobile air stairs nearly ripped off its front left door. The incident involved a nine-year-old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered G-TUIF at Birmingham Airport (BHX) near Birmingham, England. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Bomb Threat Forces United Airlines Flight to Divert to Chicago On February 21, United Airlines flight UA 1533 from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a severe mid-air incident when a bomb threat forced the plane to divert to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Attempted Hijacking of Israeli Passenger Plane Sparks Worldwide Security Alerts External actors attempted to seize control over the communication network of an El Al flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on February 17. During the flight, external actors on the rogue radio gave the crew a guide on the normal course of their set route. The abnormality of the situation led to questioning whether this changed guide was not an official instruction. Read More →
NEWS Feb 20, 2024 JFK-Bound Flight Returns to Toronto After Fire Breaks Out in Cockpit, Pilot Declares 'Mayday' on Radio An Endeavor Airlines Bombardier CRJ-900 operating flight 4826 between Toronto (YYZ) and New York (JFK) was forced to return to YYZ after declaring an emergency. The pilot returned due to a "burnt electrical smell" in the regional jet's cockpit. After landing at YYZ, the CRJ-900 was checked by firefighters for any potential fire damage before the flight was escorted to its gate by fire trucks. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Air Serbia Embraer E195 Plane Overshoots Runway During Takeoff From Belgrade An Air Serbia Embraer E195 was heavily damaged after overrunning the runway during its takeoff roll. The aircraft was departing from Belgrade en route to Dusseldorf. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Rwanda Accused of Deadly Drone Attack on Airport in Eastern DR Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) military has accused Rwanda's military of attacking an airport in eastern DRC as fighting escalates in the region. A supposed Rwandan drone attacked Goma International Airport (GOM) with a single bomb, damaging a Congolese Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet and another civilian aircraft. The bombing forced air traffic to cease for several hours as local authorities and the military inspected the damage. Read More →
NEWS Feb 19, 2024 Toronto-Bound WestJet Flight Diverts to Winnipeg After Teenager Attempts to Open Plane Door A WestJet flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Toronto (YYZ) was diverted to Winnipeg (YWG) at around 4:00 p.m. local time on February 16. An 18-year-old passenger attempted to open a cabin door, creating a safety hazard that forced the flight to land prematurely. WestJet flight 710 (WS 710) operates six times weekly using a Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with the plane used on February 16 having registration C-GWBN. Read More →
NEWS Feb 16, 2024 Parents Sue United Airlines After Six-Year-Old Daughter Burned by Hot Meal Falling Off Tray Table An Israeli couple is suing United Airlines after their six-year-old daughter was burned by a hot meal that fell off a malfunctioning tray table. The incident occurred on a flight from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Newark (EWR) in July 2022. Read More →
NEWS Feb 16, 2024 Air India Under Fire as 80-Year-Old Passenger Collapses and Dies After Not Receiving Requested Wheelchair An 80-year-old man died at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) after not receiving his requested wheelchair on February 12. The man had arrived in Mumbai from New York (JFK) and needed a wheelchair to leave the airport. However, high demand for wheelchairs meant he could not get assistance, and he eventually collapsed at the immigration counter. Read More →
NEWS Feb 15, 2024 Detroit-Bound Delta Air Lines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Maggots Fall on Passengers From Overhead Bin A Delta Air Lines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit was forced to turn back due to an unusual mishap: maggots falling onto passengers. A suitcase in one of the overhead bins broke open approximately an hour into the flight. Shortly after it broke open, unfortunate passengers reported that maggots in a bag of rotten fish began falling onto them. Read More →