• Delta 777 dumps fuel on school during emergency return to LAX

    Delta Air Lines flight DL89 suffered an engine issue shortly after departure from Los Angeles International Airport on 14 January and elected to return to the airport. During preparations for landing the aircraft jettisoned fuel at a lower altitude than is normal in these situations. Some of the fuel landed on a local school and …   Read More

  • Indonesian investigators release final Lion Air 610 crash report

    Indonesian investigators released their final Lion Air flight 610 crash report this morning, finding that Boeing’s design of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), the FAA’s certification of the system, the airline’s maintenance of the aircraft, and the pilots’ actions during the flight all contributed to the crash.   Read More

  • Jorge Manalang versus the catering cart

    Jorge Manalang, an Envoy ramp instructor was in the right place at the right time yesterday. His quick actions with a pushback tug at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport prevented anyone from being injured and damage to an aircraft. The catering cart, on other hand, will likely be out of service for a while.   Read More

  • Condor captain’s coffee causes Cancun cancellation

    A Condor captain’s spilled cup of coffee required the Cancun-bound A330 to divert to Shannon in February, according to a UK AAIB report released Thursday. The flight was over the Atlantic Ocean this February when the coffee came in contact with the captain’s audio control panel (ACP), disabling it and damaging the first officer’s ACP …   Read More

  • Ural Airlines flight 178 lands in field shortly after take off

    Ural Airlines flight 178 made an emergency landing in a field after suffering a bird strike shortly after take off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) on the morning of 15 August, according to a statement from the airline.   Read More

  • Flightradar24 data for Air Astana KC1388 E190 loss-of-control incident

    On 11 November, Air Astana KC1388 an Embraer E190 (registration P4-KCJ), departed Alverca Airport following a heavy maintenance C-check at Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronáutico. Shortly after departure the flight crew declared a Mayday stating they were dealing with a loss of control. After struggling with the aircraft for over 1 hour the crew was …   Read More

  • Air India Express 737 Hits ILS, Damages Wall on Departure, Flies for 4 Hours Before Diverting

    Air India Express flight IX611 struck an ILS lighting tower and damaged a nearby brick wall at the departure end of RWY 27 in Trichy on departure early the morning of 12 October local time. The aircraft climbed to cruising altitude for 3 hours before safely diverting to Mumbai. No injuries have been reported.   Read More

  • Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 loses windscreen in flight

    Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 was in flight from Chongqing to Lhasa at 32,000 feet when it lost its right main windscreen. The flight diverted safely to Chengdu.   Read More

  • AvTalk Episode 30: Engine Trouble

    On this episode of AvTalk, we take an in depth look at Southwest flight 1380, including some of the media coverage after the accident. And we talk to Jon Ostrower about the new Emergency Airworthiness Directive requiring inspections of the CFM56-7B engine. We also see how engine issues are affecting the 787-9 and we try …   Read More

  • Delta Charter Flight Experiences Likely Bird Strike

    A Delta charter flight carrying the US basketball team Oklahoma City Thunder from Minneapolis to Chicago suffered significant damage to its radome on descent to Chicago’s Midway Airport. According to airline, the aircraft likely experienced a bird strike.   Read More