• 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 regarding Air Astana E190 KC1388 loss-of-control incident near Lisbon

    On 11 November, an Air Astana 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 able …   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

  • Jet Airways Flight 118 Escorted by German Air Force, 16 February

    While en route to London over Germany on 16 February 2017, Jet Airways flight 9W118 lost communication with air traffic controllers for a short period. As is standard procedure, the German Air Force sent aircraft to investigate. The flight landed in London one hour later without incident. An aircraft following the Jet Airways flight to …   Read More

  • LX40—a New Engine in Iqaluit

    On 1 February, Swiss International Air Lines flight 40 experienced an issue with its number 1 engine—the engine on the left side of the aircraft—and diverted to Iqaluit in northern Canada. After flight LX40 landed, the logistical challenge of getting passengers to their destinations—and a new engine for the aircraft—began.   Read More