• Flight Ban for Qatar Flights in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt

    Following the severing of diplomatic relations with Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are banning flights to and from Qatar. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are also banning overflights by aircraft registered in Qatar. Bahrain is severely restricting overflight access to Qatari aircraft.   Read More

  • Crash of MyCargo/ACT Airlines Flight TK6491 and Additional ADS-B Data

    A MyCargo/ACT Airlines 747-400F operating for Turkish Airlines as flight TK6491 crashed while attempting to land at Manas Airport (FRU/UCFM) in Bishkek. Media reports and images from the scene indicate the aircraft crashed into a residential area west of the airport.   Read More

  • Tracking Delta’s Systemwide Outage and Recovery

    At approximately 6:30 UTC (2:30 EDT) on Monday, 8 August Delta Air Lines experienced an equipment failure that prevented flights not already in the air from departing. Flights were held for roughly four hours, but the effects are still being felt as Delta returns to normal operations.   Read More

  • Emirates 521 Accident in Dubai

    Emirates flight 521 from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai suffered an accident while attempting a missed approach at Dubai International Airport. The aircraft impacted runway 12L and slid to a stop. All passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft safely. A Dubai Airport firefighter suffered fatal injuries after an explosion in the center wing tank.   Read More

  • Contact Lost with EgyptAir Flight 804

    Early on the morning of 19 May 2016,  EgyptAir announced that it had lost contact with flight 804, traveling from Paris to Cairo. Flightradar24 tracked this flight via ADS-B and received flight data from the aircraft until 00:29 UTC, 19 May. The last recorded position received from the aircraft was 33.6757, 28.7924 at 36,975 feet. …   Read More

  • The Hijacking of EgyptAir Flight 181

    On 29 March, EgyptAir flight 181, operating from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and directed to fly to Larnaca, Cyprus. The flight was operated by SU-GCB, an Airbus A320 delivered in 2003. The flight departed Alexandria at 04:36 UTC, but did not enter the Flightradar24 coverage area until 05:05 UTC—after it had been hijacked and …   Read More

  • Flightradar24 Data for FlyDubai Flight 981

    On 19 March, FlyDubai flight 981, operating from Dubai, UAE, to Rostov-on-Don, Russia crashed after initiating a go-around at Rostov-on-Don Airport. None of the 55 passengers and 7 crew members aboard the flight survived the crash. The flight was operated by a Boeing 737-800 with registration A6-FDN, delivered to FlyDubai in January 2011.   Read More

  • Searching for MH370—Two Years Later

    Two years ago today, while conducting flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, 9M-MRO—a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER—disappeared. We tracked the flight from take off at 00:41 local time (16:41 UTC) to cruising altitude at 35,000 feet. Our last contact with MH370 occurred at 1:21 local (17:21 UTC) approximately 140 km northeast of Kuala Terengganu.   Read More

  • Metrojet 9268 Extended Mode-S Data Decoded

    In addition to our initial data, we have decoded Extended Mode-S data from a single receiver with the best reception in the area of Metrojet flight 9268. This is additional data sent from the aircraft when requested by air traffic control. This data is raw data from the aircraft that has been decoded, but not processed, …   Read More

  • Crash of Metrojet Flight 7K9268

    At approximately 04:13 UTC, 31 October 2015, Metrojet flight 9268 crashed into the Sinai Peninsula. The flight’s planned route was from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, Russia. We acquired a signal from the aircraft shortly after takeoff and tracked it until 04:13:22 UTC. At the time of last contact we were receiving a signal from …   Read More

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